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THE MONUMENTAL 

AND OTHER 

INSCRIPTIONS 

IN 

HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH 




Grave Cover of John Lacy of Brearley (p. 23). 



Plate I. 



{Frontispiece. 




THE MONUMENTAL 



AND OTHER " 



INSCRIPTIONS 

IN 

HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH 



EDITED BY 

E. W. CROSSLEY 

(Hon. Secretary of the Yorkshire Archceological Society) 




LEEDS: ^rrcD 

JoH\ Whitehkai) & Son, Alfkfd SiRr.RT, Boar Lank, 
1909 



aeS.I^.^^'^ B. LEE LIBRARY 
BRIOHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY 
PROVO, UTAH 



PREFACE 



An attempt has been made in the following pages to give a 
copy of all the Inscriptions on the Monuments and Grave Covers 
which are now to be seen inside the church ; and also of all Inscrip- 
tions of both classes, of which there is any record in printed books, 
or in the manuscripts of private individuals. Many inscriptions 
on grave covers, which are now either covered by pews or are lost, 
have been preserved to us by two industrious Halifax antiquaries, 
Messrs. E. J. Walker and S. T. Rigge, F.S.A. 

Apparently, Mr. Walker began to make his copies in the third 
quarter of the nineteenth century, for on folio 7 of his MS., which 
has been generously placed at my disposal by Mr. William Farrer, 
F.S.A. , in reference to the inscriptions in the Holdsworth Chapel, 
occurs the following note : * * Upon the floor of the chapel — some 
of these were taken by my son, C.J.W., when the chapel was cleaned ; 
the bulk by myself in June, 1865, when the old unsightly pews 
adjoining the screen were all pulled away and the whole floor 
levelled, hot water pipes put in, and the entire chapel filled with 
open stalls. — E.J.W." There appears to be no other indication 
in the MS. as to when these copies of the inscriptions were taken. 
This MS. passed into the hands of the late John Stansfeld, of Leeds, 
and bears his autograph signature and the date 3jf. Perhaps 
more accurate copies of the inscriptions are those made by Mr. 
Rigge, which have been kindly lent to me by Mr. J. W. Clay, F.S.A., 
who also sent me copies of most of the monumental inscriptions 
^^'hich were taken by him and Mr. Lister a good many years ago, 
with a view to their publication in the Yorkshire ArchcBological 
Journal, in a similar way to what was done in regard to those in 
Elland Church. The task, however, was ne\^er completed. 

The editor has personally checked or copied every inscription 
now visible in the church, all of which are included in this work. 
He has added those to be found in the printed histories of Halifax, 



VI * PREFACE. 

those preser^'ed b}^ Mr. Rigge which are not now to be seen, and 
those copied by Mr. Walker which are not included in any of the 
above categories. 

When the inaccessibility of some of the monuments and the 
almost obliterated condition of some of the inscriptions on the 
grave covers is taken into consideration, some mistakes are un- 
avoidable, but every care has been taken to eliminate error as far 
as possible. The gra\'e co\'ers, too, suffered considerably in the 
restoration of the church, when a good many of them were cut 
down, with the consequent loss of portions of their inscriptions. 
The heraldr}^ on the monuments presents some difficulty. It is 
probably not always accurately portrayed, but an endeavour has 
been made to describe it as it is, rather than what, perhaps, it 
ought to be. 

My thanks are due to Mr. Clay and Mr. Farrer for the loan of 
Rigge's and W^alker's MSS,; to Mr. John Lister, M.A., for his ever- 
willing assistance on many points on which I have consulted him ; 
to Mr. C. C. Hodges for his note on the Early Grave Co\ers ; to Mr. 
H. P. Ivendall for the photographs from ^^'hich the plates h^ve been 
reproduced ; and to the Rev. Canon Savage for the facilities he has 
given me in the task of copying the inscriptions. 



E. W. CROSSLEY. 



Dean House, Triangle, 

Halifax, July, 1909. 



CONTENTS 



I. MONUMENTAI, INSCRIPTIONS. 

(a) Now in the Church ------- i 

(d) Not now to be found in the Church - - - 58 

II. Inscriptions relating to Stained Glass Windows, etc. 

(a) Now in the Church - - - - - - - 61 

{^) Not now to be found in the Church - - - 74 

III. Inscriptions on Grave Covers. 

(a) Now to be seen in the Church : — 

In the Aisle of the Rokeby Chapel - - - 75 

North Aisle 76 

Middle Aisle ------ 80 

South Aisle ------ 87 

East Cross Aisle ----- 94 

West Cross Aisle - - - - - loi 

Holdsworth Chapel - - - - - 1.1 2 

(<^) Not now to be seen in the Church : — 

1 Inscriptions on (irave Covers recorded in 

Printed Works - - - - - - 120 

2 Inscriptions on Grave Covers recorded in 

Rigge's MS. - 128 

3 Inscriptions on Grave Covers recorded in 

Walker's MS. ------ 138 

4 Inscription on Grave Cover recorded in 

Brearcliffe's MS. - - - - - -145 

Addenda 146 

Index Nominum _-,.-_.. 148 

Index Locorum - - - - - - - 157 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 



Grave Cover of John Lacy of Brearley - - Frontispiece 

Mediaeval Grave Cover in the Porch - - - - to face p. 147 

Head of Cross on Medifeval Grave Cover against the 

South Wall of the Church - - - - - „ P- i47 



THE 



Monumental anb otbcr ^nscnptions 



IN 



Ibalifay iparieb Cburcb. 



I. 
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: 

(A) NOW IN THE CHURCH. 



ALEXANDER. 

On a white marble tablet on the south wall of the Holdsworth 
Chapel, between the first and second windows from the east.-' 

BENEATH THIS PEW ARE DEPOSITED THE MORTAL REMAINS OF 

ELIZABETH, wife of LEWIS ALEXANDER, of hopwood 

HALL, HALIFAX, ESQ''.^ WHO DIED l8™ JANT 1832, 

AGED 61 YEARS. 

IN PIOUS COMMEMORATION OF A 

CONJUGAL LOVE & A MATERNAL TENDERNESS WHICH TIME 

SERVED BUT TO STRENGTHEN AND DEATH ONLY COULD 

IMPAIR, AND WITH THE CHRISTIAN HOPE OF BEING AGAIN 

UNITED WHERE ALL TEARS WILL BE WIPED AWAY 

AND WHERE NO SECOND SEPARATION CAN BE KNOW^N, 

THIS TABLET IS INSCRIBED BY HER 

AFFLICTED HUSBAND AND CHILDREN. 

SKEi.TON, York:. 

BATES. 

On a white marble monument, the pilasters carved with flowers, 
on the north wall of the church immediately over the north door." 

Crest. — A stag's head erased (azure), attired (or), charged on the 
neck with two quatrefoils in pale, and pierced with as many arrows 
in saltire (all gold). 

^'*A marble tablet against the screen, which was enclosed in the pew used by 
the family" {Walker's MS., fo. 6). 

2 '« Erected in 1873" {Walker's MS., fo. 29). No arms appear upon the small 
shield sculptured for them, nor has any motto been carved upon the ribbon. 

A 



2 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF 

JOSEPH BATES, 

OF SPRINf) HALL, HALIFAX, 

WHO DIED NOVEMBER 11^" 1 846, 

AGED 77 YEARS. 

ALSO TO REBECCA, ^ 

WIFE OF THE ABOVE JOSEPH BATES 

AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF 

THOMAS WALKER, OF ARDSLEY, IN THIS COUNTY, 

WHO DIED JANUARY q""" 1 847, 

AGED 66 YEARS. 

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED IN AFFJtCTIONATE 

REMEMBRANCE BY THEIR CHILDREN. 

SKELTON, YORK. 

BATLEY. 
On a white marble monument, much discoloured, on the north 
wall of the church between the westernmost window and the north 
door. 

Arms. — None now visible. 

Near this Place 

is Interred the Body of lOHN BATLEY,^ 

late of this Town, Salter : 

A Man 

lust in his Dealings, 

Exemplary in his Life & Conversation, 

A Kind & Affectionate Husband, 

A Tender & Indulgent Parent, 

A Pious & Sincere Christian, 

He finished this Life, Hoping for 

A happy Immortality. 

To his Memory 

SUSANNAH, his Widdow, caused this 

Monument to be Erected. 

He departed y« 28^^ day of luly, 1717, 

Aged 66 Years & one day. 

1 By his will he left the Upper and Lower Brownthirst in Ovenden, after his 
wife's death, to his eldest son Jeremiah ; the capital messuage in Halifax where he 
dwelt, charged together with other property, with the payment of ;^200 to his son 
Jeremiah, to his second son James ; and a' messuage in Holdsworth, and a capital 
messuage called Staningly Hall, in Mixenden, which was given him by his father 
Cream's will subject to certain charges, to his youngest son John. Mentions his 
daughters Mary and Susannah Batley, and Grace, wife of Richard Walker {Reg. Test., 
Ixxii, 348). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 3 

In the same Place 

Lieth the body of THOMAS, eldest son 

of y^ said lOHN BATLEY, who departed 

this Life the 28"' day of March 1702, 

Aged 19 Years, 7 Weeks and 

two Days. 

BREARECLIFF. 

Painted on slate within a border, partly of alabaster and partly of 
stone, and fixed to the south wall of the church between the south 
door and the westernmost window.^ 

An epitaph vpon Ester,- late y"" wife 

OF Edmond Brearecliff'^ of Halifax, who 

died Ivn. 16 1629, vpon Favovr, their 

SONNE, who died MaR. 5 1 628, & WERE 

herevnder bvried. 
Here rest thrke saints, y^ one a little brother, 

Y"" favovr of his SCARCE SVRVIVING MOTHER, 

Then shee expird & bore vnto her toombe 
An vnborne infant coffind in her woombe. 

BROADLEY. 
Painted on slate within an alabaster frame, and fixed to the south 
wall of the church to the west of the second window west of the 
chancel screen/ 

M'' lo : Broadley'^ late minist"" at Sowerby 
chapp: died Feb: 14: 1625 • & Mary his wife 
also died Mar: 2 : 1625 . & here lie bvried. 

i"On a pillar on the N. side of the font" (Wright, p. 184). "On a pillar 
on the S. side of the font " (Watson, p. 374). From a letter printed in Our Local 
Portfolio^ No. 180, it appears that in Dr. Coulthurst's days the position of this tablet 
was changed somewhat, although it remained fixed to the same pillar. 

2 Daughter of Michael Bentley. Her family owned Damhead, in Northowram. 
For his second wife "he married, on 21 November, 1630, Mary Cockrofte {Hx. Reg.). 

^ The faithful servant of Dr. Favour, who appointed him clerk of' Halifax Church, 
I Oct., 1623. It was probably to mark his appreciation of this act, and in remem- 
brance of his master's many kindnesses, that Brearcliffe called his next son, who was 
baptised the day after the doctor's burial, Favour. Dr. Favour in his will left Eduiond 
BrearclilTe " Barowe's Phisicke in Englishe.'' John Brearcliffe, the Halifax antiquary, 
was another of Edmond's sons. 

*"In the wall of the S. side, over a door, on a brass plate" (Watson, p. 374). 
" Over what used to be the door leading into the chantry chapel at the east end of 
the south aisle, but the passage made into a pew. In Brearcliffe' s MS. (p. 25), it 
is prefaced that ' this tombe was erected at the cost of Edmund Brearcliff, late 
Clarke of Hallifax'" {Walker's MS., fo. 21). 

^ In a note to the Priestley Memoirs, it is stated that Broadley was minister of 
Sowerby "when the late old chapel was enlarged and re-edified," and that he lived 



4 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

HERE LIES INTERD A ZEALOVS, GRAVE DIVINE, 
MEEKE, LOVEING, LOVD, ONELY W'"' SINNE AT STRIFE, 
WHO HEARD HIM SAWE LIFE IN HIS DOCTRINE SHINE, 
WHO SAWE HIM HEARD SOVNDE DOCTRINE IN HIS LIFE, 
& IN Y^ SAME COLDE BED HERE RESTf HIS WIFE, 
NOR ARE THEY DEAD BVT SLEEPS ; FOR HE NERE DIEf 
Y^ WAYTf FOR HIS SWEETE SAVIOVRf WORD ARISE. 

CAYGILL. 

On a white marble monument, on the north wall betw^een the 
second window from the west and a shallow buttress, below a repre- 
sentation of an angel raising a dying woman from her couch. ^ 

Arms. — Ermine, a chevron between three cocks gules — Caygill, 
impaling, Argent, on a bend cotised gules three annulets, or — Selwyn. 

Sacred to the Memory of 

Jane 

Relict of John Caygill Esql' of Shay\ Halifax, \ Essex, 

and last remaining Issue of William Selwyn Esq!', formerly oi Down Hall, 

who was lost to her afflicted Family the 25"' Day of July, 1806, 

Aged 84 Years. [Virtues; 

Her Heart was the favourite Residence of all the gentle and peaceful 
Warm Affection, sincere Piety, Benevolence and Humanity dwelt there ; 
In mental as well as bodily Sufferings she was patient and resigned : 

To her numerous Virtues held in constant Exercise 

her Relations and Friends bear the most ample and sincere Testimony, 

and availing ourselves of her good Example, may we endeavour to tread 

with religious Cheerfulness her peaceful Footsteps, 

for they lead to everlasting Happiness. 

As a Tribute of filial Veneration and Affection 

her only immediate Descendant Lady Jane Ibbetson. 

caused this Monument to be erected A.D. 1807 

RiciP- Cooke Scuiptr. Loxno.v. 
CAYGILL. 
On a monument of w^hite and red marble, fixed to the wall in 
the north-east angle of the north aisle of the chancel. 

Arms. — Argent, a chevron between three cocks gules — Caygill. 

at Ball Green in that township (Suitees Soc, Ixxvii, 4). He married at Halifax 
(30 Jan., 1594), Mary, widow of William Wade, and one of the daughters of Henry 
Priestley, of Soyland. 

i"Oa the right of the altar'' (Crahtree, p. 122). "N. of altar ''{Walker's MS., 
fo. 103). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 
SACRED to the MEMORY of 

John Caygill E4^'\ 

who departed this Life the 22":^ of May 1787, 



S. Hope Fecit. INIanchesi-. 

CHAMBERLAIN. 

Painted on stone over another, perhaps the original, inscription, 

and fixed beneatli the westernmost window in the south wall of the 

church. 

Near this place lie 

the Renaains of Will'? 
Chamberlain^ and Eliz"', 
His Wife, and six of their Children. 
He was buried May [15, 1729]," Aged 46. 
She, Feb^ 25"' 1747? Aged 69. the 
[Cjhildren all died in infancy. 
Also the Remains of Ja? Whetherherd 
buried July 7"' 1777, Aged 73 ; and four of his 
Children. 
Also of Frances" Martin, Wife of John 
Martin, deceased, and Daughter of the a- 
bove we Chamberlain. She died Novy 7"' 
[1786 in the 68*^ year of her age. Also of Mary Whether- 
herd, her sister & wife of the above Jas. Whetherherd. She died April 
^th4 jygj jj^ |-|-^g 82^ year of her age. Also Christopher Whetherherd, 

1 He left an estate of ;i^i7,ooo {North. Reg.). He was the son of Thomas 
Chamberlain, of Skipton, and by his will, dated 28 Dec, 1728, he bequeathed to 
"the poor children dwelling in the Alms Houses the sum of twenty shillings per 
annum for ever, to be paid at the discretion of M"" Nathaniel Waterhouse feoffees, 
for the said poor children to learn to write." Also "the sum of six shillings for 
ever for a dinner yearly on Christmas day for twelve poor aged persons in the Almes 
Houses." Both these sums were charged upon lands, etc., left to his daughter Mary. 
He further bequeathed twenty shillings per annum to be paid to the person that 
reads prayers twice every day in Halyfax Church, and for want of such usage of 
reading prayers twice every day then to the lecturer or afternoon preacher in Halifax 
Church for ever charged upon the housing in M"" James Ingham's occupation. "My 
desire is that my funeral be after the manner of my son Thomas funeral and that 
M"" Burton or M"" Shetifield preach upon the same text, and I desire that the children 
in the Almes House, or so many of them as can sing a psalme, be present at my 
funeral, and I give them each six pence a peice. Item I give the sum of five 
shillings to the prisoners in the Lower Goale in Halifax. Item I give the sum of 
forty shillings among the poor housekeepers in Halyfax as a dole" {Reg. Test., 
Ixxxi, 79), 

2 Walker's MS. 

3 Frances and Mary seem to be the only children who survived. They inherited 
their father's property under his will. 

4:««^tii" Qj-^ gravestone. 



6 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

son of Jas. & Mary Whetherherd. He died Dec''. 28*^ 1803 aged 72. 
Also Mary daughter of the above Jas. & Mary Whetherherd. She 
died Oct'' 19*^ 1805 aged 71. Also James, son of the above Christopher 
Whetherherd, Captain of the late 23''^ Light Dragoons. He died 
March 7^'^ 1822 aged 53.]^ 

CLAPHAM. 

On a brass measuring 25I by 22^ inches, within a narrow black 
wooden frame fixed to the south wall of the tower.- 

/c'ed cn^eU ^ lUDITH 
l^/ie Wife tj/RicM Claphanr 

///S\ jd/do Sarah //d x/faua/i/ei 
fanf ^^^^^ //i^j; anJ^^^h'. /zed S^on 
M^z.^ ^^^ //JJ. Hannah /... "Mau- 
y^ei %ny ^^^^'//^^. Elizabeth 

ana Elizabeth 

CLAYTON. 

On a white marble monument, hxed to a shallow buttress in the 
north wall of the church between the second and third windows from 
the west."* 

^ Walker's MS. This part of the inscription is now concealed by the raised floor. 

2 " On back of organ gallery" [Walker's ^/i"., fo. 30). 

^ He married (i) Judith Nicols, of Elland, 5 Dec, 1717 ; (2) at Thornhill, 6 May, 
1724, M''s Elizabeth Foster, of Ossett, who was sister in law to Thomas Dickenson, 
Oliver Hey wood's successor at Northowram {North. Reg.). 

*"In the S. aisle of the Chancel, on N. side of E. window" (^F'a//{'d'r'i- il/5'.,fo. 107). 




IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 7 

Arms. — Argent, a cross engrailed sable between four torteaux 
gules — Clayton. On a shield of pretence, Guttee d'or, a bend 
gules. 

IN MEMORY OF 

RALPH CLAYTON, 

SERJEANT AT LAW, 

WHO ON HIS WAY TOWARDS MALVERN FOR THE 

RECOVERY OF HIS HEALTH, 

WAS PREVENTED BY INCREASE OF ILLNESS 

FROM CONTINUING HIS JOURNEY, 

AND AFTER ENDURING THE SEVEREST PAIN WITH 

CHRISTIAN PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION, 

DIED IN THIS TOWN, ON THE II"' OF OCTOBER 1813, 

IN THE 55™ YEAR OF HIS AGE. 

HE WAS AN ACTIVE AND USEFUL MEMBER OF SOCIETY, 

ABLE AND LEARNED IN HIS PROFESSION, 

AND JUSTLY ESTEEMED AND RESPECTED BY ALL 

WHO KNEW HIM. 

COULTHURST. 

On a white marble monument, fixed to the south wall of the 
church between the first and second windows from the east, below a 
seated figure of the doctor in his surplice.-^ 

A. X. O. 

HENRICO WILHELMO COULTHURST,' S. T. P. 

AB INGENUA INTER CRAVENENSES STIRPE ORIUNDO, 
EX SCHOLARI COLL. DIVI JOHANNIS CANTABRIGLE SIDN. SUSSEXIENSIS SOCIO ; 

[in PUBLICIS REGENDA, 
IBIDExMQUE JUVENTUTE ACADEMICA, QUA DOMI INSTITUENDA, QUA SCHOLIS 
NOMEN INTER /EQUALES HAUD VULGARE CONSEQUUTO ; 
DEINDE, PER ANNOS XXVII. HUJUS ECCLESI.E VICARIO PERVIGILI, 

[amplissim^ PAROCHI^ SACELLA, 

CONCIONIBUS, NON HOC PRO SUGGESTU TANTUM, VERUM ETIAM PER 

ASSIDUE HABITIS, SIMPLICI AC FLEXANIMO ; 

IN JURE DICUNDO, CITRA OMNE SUPERCILIUM, 

OMNEM PR^JUDICAT/E MENTIS PROPENSIONEM .EQUI BONIQUE ARBITRO; 

IN CONVICTU, JUCUNDO, FACETO, PERELEGANTI, 

i"On the left side of the altar'* (Crabtree, p. 119). "On the south side of the 
altar" {Walker's MS., fo. 104). 

2 Vicar, 1790-1817. He erected Holy Trinity Church at his own expense 
(Crabtree, p. 131). 



8 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

TAMEN UT 'OIKOAOMHN SEMPER INTUERETUR, [paTUS. 

christi servus, lingua, vitaque, atque intimo corde domino manci- 

qui, cibo licet uteretur pap co, vino parcissimo, 

apoplexia perculsus, exitum vit^ habuit, repentinum quidem, 

[tempestivum, 

at sanct.^, at tranquilly, c^lumque {stc) spiranti anim^e haud in- 

xi. die dec^ a.d. mdcccxvii. annum ^tatis agens lxv'': 

quem vivum coluerant, extinctum lugentes, 

imaginem hanc ^re conlato 

P.P. 

HALIFAXIENSES SUI. 

CURAM LUBENTISSIME AGENTIBUS 

JOH. RAWSON, JOH. HODGSON, 

^DITUIS. 

RICHARD WESTMACOTT 
• . R.A. 

14 SOUTH AUDLEY STREKT, LONDON 

DUN. 
On an oblong brass plate, 19 J by yf inches, fixed to the first 
pillar from the west in the south arcade of the nave.^ 

Here lyeth y^ body of Elizabeth 
y® wife of Joshua Dun, of Hali- 
fax, who was buried Novem- 
ber y^ 24*'' 1680. Also loshua Dun 
her Husband. Died Aug: 7*.^ 1715- Aged 80. 

DUN. 
On a white marble monument, surmounted by an urn, fixed to the 
south wall of the church between the third window from the east 
and the chancel screen. 

Arms. — Gules, a wolf rampant, argent — Dun. 

iM. S. 

Hie juxta conditiir 

Quod reliquMM est JOSHUAi, DUN, 

Filii loshuce et Marice Dun de Halifax, 

Collegii Christi, dum apicd Cantabrigienses floruit, Alumni ; 

Quin et Collegii et Academic Decoris ac Ornanienti ; 

Niuic, proh dolor !, tristis iisdein Desiderii. 

luvenis erat, si cetateni ; si spectas dotes, Vir eximius ; 

Si quern (Eximiiwi (sic) reddere valeant 

Probitas, summiun Ingenii acumen, acre ludicium^ 

i"On a brass plate on a gravestone in the middle aisle of the chancel" 
{Walker's MS., fo. 85). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 9 

Arthwi Scientia^ 7norm)i Suavii'as, Urbanitas. 

Sese, quantuinvis ad omne Literarum genus aphwi naium. 

In Medicina prcesertlni excolenda, sett potiiis ornanda^ 

Exercuit : 

In qua tarn mirificos fecit progressus 

Ut brevi istius facultatis peritus admoduin prodierit. 

Smnmatiin^ 

Nisi quod taciturn Mortalibiis Fata invidissent Virufn, 

Ad fuorbos propulsa?idos, 

Et ad redintegra?idas labefadatas homimwi vires 

Pla7ie natus videbatur. 

Ast, heul quam aliis potuit, sibi-metipsi no7i concessum est 

Opem afferre ; 

Variolis enini correptus, post duodeceni dies, 

Cum spes jam eum revaliturum effulsei-at, 

Inter seros nepotes vix cequiparandus, 

Haud certe unquam superandus, occubuit 

Die I J Sept. MDCCIX annos riatus XXV. 

Nee proeul ab illo recumbit 

Pater ejus loshua Dun, 

qui obiit 7° Aug: A: D: 17 15 

^tatis suae 80 : 

Et Mater ejus Maria Dun, 

Quce obiit Apr: 5° A: D: 1729 

yEtatis 87. 

EAGAR. 

On a brass plate, 15 by 9 inches, fixed to the fifth pillar from 
the west in the south arcade of the nave. 



n 

LioVing JV|err|ory of 
iitutCMitt jfrattk Wljitfjuortij <^agar, 

^y- D, W. Reg-, 

Who lost his life on the 27*' hovember 

1884, 



10 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

When serving as Captain in the 

Egyptian Prmy during the 

Sowdan Campaign. 

tJccplp mourncti. 



THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY 
HIS HEART BROKEN MOTHER. 

" ^nti tijr fbcninrj arttj 
t\)c mornmrj incic tljc 
first tiag/' 

EDWARDS. 

On a white marble monument, fixed to the west wall of the 
Holdsworth Chapel. 

IN MEMORY OF 

MARY, WIFE OF JOHN EDWARDS ESQ'"'.'', 

OF NORTHOWRAM HALL, 

WHO DIED NOV": 9™ 1 749, IN THE 37™ YEAR OF HER AGE. 

OF JOHN EDWARDS ESQ^^^ of northowram hall, 

WHO DIED AT LISBON DEC": 9^5 1 793, AGED 87 YEARS. 

OF SALLY, ONLY CHILD OF JOSEPH AND SARAH EDWARDS, 

WHO DIED AUG'7 3^" 1797, AGED 23 YEARS. 

OF JOSEPH EDWARDS '^'^Q'^^ of northoivram hall, 

YOUNGER SON OF THE ABOVE JOHN AND MARY EDWARDS, 

WHO DIED JUNE lO™ 1808, AGED 61 YEARS. 

OF SARAH, WIDOW OF the above JOSEPH EDWARDS, 

WHO DIED MAY 21^'" 1813, AGED 69 YEARS. 

OF SARAH, WIFE OF DANIEL DYSON ESQ""'.", 

OF WILLOW HALL, ONLY DAUGHTER 
OF THE ABOVE JOHN AND MARY EDWARDS, 
WHO DIED JAN^ lo'." 1810, AGED 65 YEARS. 

AND OF JOHN EDWARDS esq'^^ of northowram hall, 

late of LISBON; 

ELDER SON OF THE ABOVE JOHN AND MARY EDWARDS, 

WHO DIED MARCH 1 6™ 1819, AGED 74 YEARS. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 11 

FAVOUR. 

Painted on slate beneath a figure of the Doctor, and within 
a frame of alabaster, now painted over, and fixed to the south wall of 
the church between the first and second windows from the east.^ 

OBIIT DIE DECIMO MARTII A.D. 1623. 

Jo: Favovr,- LL. doct: medici 

PERITISS: & HVJVS ECCLIE PASTO- 

RIS VIGILANTISSIMI 

EPITAPHIVM. 

"corpora & /EGROTANT ANIM^ : FREMIT VNDIQ ; RIXA : 

SCILICET ORBA SVO TVRBA FaVORE JACET. 

EN PASTOR, MEDICVSQ ; OBIIT, JVRISQ ; PERITVS : 

I, SEQVERE IN CCELOS QVI MODO SALVVS ERIS." 

FERRAR. 

Painted at the back of the recess of a canopied tomb in stone 
placed beneath the west window of the south aisle. 

En Plcmorg of 
<!Lf)e ?^ob Bisf)0p anti iilartgr 

3^ohtn Jrrrar/ 

toi)o bias horn at IEIXIO0I1, in iJllitiglEg, 

in tfje Parisl^ of Halifax, 

m i\}z i^firjn of i^tintj ?ifmvn i\)t <Seijmt|&, 

Not less lii'stinguisfjeti hv fnterjn'tn, firmness, anti couratje, t|)an fan 

ptctn, learning, anti ^eal, 

1 " On a pillar on the S. side of the quire" (Watson, p. 377). "On the second 
pillar (from the E.) on the S. side the chancel" {Walkers MS., fo. 105). 

2 Vicar, 1593-1623. Born in the jiarish of Holy Rood, Southampton, 21 Jan., 
1556. Educated at Winchester and New Coll., Oxon. Fellow of the college in 
1578. First sub-dean of Ripon in 1607. Master of St. Mary Magdalen's Hospital, 
Ripon, in 1608. Prebendary of Oxton secunda pars in Southwell, 20 Sept., 1611. 
Prebendary of Osw^aldwick in York Minster, 2 Sept., 1614. Precentor of York and 
prebendary of Driffield, 23 Mar., 1616-17. Also a residentiary and chaplain to 
Archbishop Matthew. Married at Leeds, 12 Nov., 1595, Anne, daughter of the 
Rev. William Power, B. D., rector of Barwick [IMenioriah of Ripon, ii, 277-9). In 
his will he left "to my'most reuerend Lord and maister my best studie clocke which 
I hould to be the best iewell I haue, and to M''^ Malthew a diamon ringe " [Reg. 
Sandys, fo. 233). 

^Although Ferrar is said to have been born at Ewood, there appears to be no 
documentary evidence to prove this. Watson's pedigree of the family does not go 
Vjack so far, and that reliable Yorkshire antiquary, Roger Dodsworth, merely states 
that he "was borne in Halyfax, and left lands to his freinds ther, within 4 myle 
of Halifax, and was buried in Queen Marie's tyme " {Yorks. Chnrch Notes, p. 46). 
He became a canon regular of the order of St. Augustine. Prior of St. Oswald's, 
Nostell, which he surrendered. Appointed Bishop of St. David's, 1548. Deposed, 
Mar., 1554, and burnt at Carmarthen, 30 Mar., 1555 {Did. Nat. Biog.). 



12 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

5^e irras prcfcrreti unticr liitinrj P^cnrg tlje 3Eirj1[)t|) to Ujc 

Priorg o! St, ©sij3alti'0 at jXTostcI ; 

^nti untjer Siting (IBtiijjarti tfjc Sixtf) to tlje &tz of St. ©abiti's ; 

En tijc same Ecirjn for resisting tfjc spoliation of t^c Ci^urcl^ Ije sufferrcti 

persecution anti imprisonment; anti untier (I^uecn iHarg 

for rejecting Doctrines not taugljt bg tfje apostles, 

!^e entjureti tlje iHartyrtiom of jFirc at €aermartben Cross 

on tije Xn iJas of iBarcfj a.Q. iHQILF, 
forgibing Ijis enemies anti rjlorifping |}is ilorti anti B.etieemer. 
Cf ]: stir tfjroucff) tfte pains of mu burning bcliebe not t^e tioctrine 3: Ijabc 
5^is toortfS on being cfjaiueti to i^z stake. [preacfjcti ; 

FOURNES. 
On a brass plate, i^l by i^i inches, within a narrow black 
wooden frame, fixed to the south wall of the tower/ 
m!- Ioseph Fovrnes^ departed 
this life the j'' day of march 

16/6 aged 7j yeares. 
Hannah Fovrnes his davghter 

WAS BORNE the /^"^ DAY OF AVGVST 

1666 DEPARTED THIS LIFE Y'^ 2/™ OF 

APRILL idSo. 

loHN Fovrnes his sonn was borne 

THE c?^° DAY OF IaNVARY 1664 AND 
DEPARTED THIS LIFE Y^ 2p^" OF OCT'''' l6^J. 

Samvell Fovrnes^ his sonn was 

BORNE Y"" Z^'' OF DECEMB"" 1662 & DEPARTE" 

this life the ^o™ day of febrvary i6^y. 

PHEBE daughter of MR. S. FOURNES 

WAS BORN OCT"'"' THE 1 4 16S/ 
AND DIED THE 21 OF MARCH l6pg. 

1 "On a tablet on the north side of the chancel on one [of] the pillars" (Wright, 
p. 180). "On a tablet on one of the pillars opposite the above [John Fourness' 
monument in N. aisle]" {IValker's MS., fo. 100). 

2 Son of William Fourness, a clothier. He married (i) by licence at Halifax 
Parish Church, 7 June, 1637, Effam, widow of John Mitchell, of Boothtown [Hx. J\eg.), 
to whose husband he had been apprenticed; (2) I'hebe, widow of James Oates, 
of Landshead in Northowram, and daughter of James Dickenson. He became a 
wealthy man, and was a strong supporter of the Parliamentarians. A feoffee of the 
Waterhouse Charity, a governor of Heath School, and a member of the Pious Uses 
Commission. In 1654 he was Chief Constable of Agbrigg and Morley. By his will 
he gave 2oSeach to the poor of Ovenden, Northowram, and Halifax, 20^ for a funeral 
sermon, and 8^ rent charge to the minister of Illingworth Chapel {Hx. Ant. Soc. 
Trans., 1905, pp. 218-19). 

2 He married Jane, daughter of John Brearcliffe, of Halifax, who married 
Nathaniel Priestley for her second husband (Hunter's Fain. Mzn. Gent., p. 93). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 13 

FOURNIS. 

On a white marble monument, fixed to the south wall of the 
church between the third window from the east and the chancel 
screen/ 

Arms.^Sable, five fusils in pale, argent— Fourness. 

Near 

this Place is 

Interr'd y® Body of Cap" John Fournis,'-^ 

who Died the Io*^ and was buried the 12"' 

of Novy 17 1 7 aged 35 Years; and at a small 

Distance are interr'd the Bodies of two of 

his Daughters, viz., Jane, who died the 25*^^ & 

was buried the 28 of July 1720 aged 5 Years 

II Months; & Susannah, who died the 20*?' & 

was buried the 22^"'^ of July 1722 aged 

5 Years & tw^o Months, 

•'Also Frances'' Wife to the abovesaid 

Cap" John Fournis, who Died the 

29*?* of June & was buried 

the 3 of July, 1770, 

Aged 81 Years. 

GIBSON. 

On a white marble monument, streaked with gray, fixed to the 
north wall of the church to the west of the \vesternmost window. 
Arms. — None now visible.'^ 

Near this Place is Interred 

ELISABETH GIBSON, Daughter of 

ROBERT GIBSON of Slead Hall, 

Who died A.^. S. 23° A.D. 1690°. 

And ROBERT GIBSON of Slead Hall, 

Who died A.^. S. 63° A.D. 1691°. 

And MICHAEL GIBSON, the Son of 

1 "On a monument upon the north wall of the chancel" (Watson, p. 378). "On 
wall (of N. aisle of chancel) nearest back of rood loft" {Walker's MS., fo. 100). 

2 Son of Samuel Fourness. Served under the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim. 
Tie married, 14 Sept., 1713, Frances, daughter of James Oates, of Murgatroyd and 
Riddlesden, who married for her second husband Gabetis Norton, of Sawley (Hunter's 
Fam. Mill. 6"^^/., p. 93). 

3 The inscription from this point is not yiven in the Walker MS. 
^^"3 Jul. 1770, Frances Norton, Ovn., Wid., buried" {Hx. Reg.). 

^They could be seen in Watson's time, when he described them as Barry of 
six, ermine and sable, a lion rampant, or (Watson, p. 235). 



14 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

MICHAEL GIBSON of Slead Hall, 
Who died A..^. S. i°A.D. 1701° 
And MICHAEL, y^ Son of MIC GIBSON, 
Who died A.^. S. i°A.D. 1711°. 
And RHENETTA, y^ Wife of RO. GIBSON, 
Who died A..^. S. 84 A.D. 1715°. 
And ELISABETH, the Wife of 

MICHAEL GIBSON, 

who died A.^^.S. 52° A.D. 1722°. 

And MICHAEL GIBSON of Slead Hall, 

Son of ROBERT, 

Who died A.^. S. 72*^ A.D. 1738°. 

And ROBERT GIBSON of Slcad-Hall, 

Son of MICHAEL, 

Who died A.^.S. 41° A.D. 1738°. 

And GEORGE GIBSON, of Slead-IIall, 

Son of MICHAEL, 

Who died A.^IS. 43° A.D. 1746^. 

Also /F-'^ GIBSON M.D. & Anat P. Cantabrigie {sic). 

Who died Feb. 16"' 1753, Aged 39. 

GREAM. 

On a monument of white and red marble of classical design, 
fixed to the south wall of the church between the second and third 
windows from the east. 

Arms. — Or, on a chief sable, three escallops of the first — Gream ; 
impaling a coat which is now only partly discernible, but may be, 
Gules, six crescents, three, two, and one, or, with something in chief. 

M^ WILLIAM GREAM, 

of Heath near this Town, 

died in April 1739, aged 44. 

He married 

M''.*' Frances Kirke of Alverthorpe 

who died in October 1752, aged 57. 

Their children were 

lohn, William, lames, Elizabeth, and Ann, 

who, with their Parents, 

are all buried in this Quire: 

where also is interred 

M"".^ Elizabeth Kirke, 

twin-sister of M'.^ Frances Kirke. 

She died in January 1756. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 15 

This monument was erected with every sentiment 

of gratitude & respect by the Executors of William 

Gream last mentioned, who was a Captain in S'' 

George Savile's Batallion of Militia. 

An amiable & benevolent temper joined to an uncommon penetration 

& a clear knowledge of men & things rendered this Gentleman a truly 

valuable member of the Community & of course universally beloved & 

honoured. In December 1764 he married Elizabetha Dorothea 

Zouch, youngest Daughter of Cha'' Zouch late Vicar of Sandal-magna, 

died on May the 27*^ 1766 aged 36. 

Frances, his only child, who was born about three Months after her 

Father's death, is now (1769) living. 

GREENWOOD. 
On a white marble scroll falling over a cross, fixed to- the wall in 
the north-east angle of the Rokeby Chapel, above the scroll being the 
words, " In hoc signo vincam," and below the scroll, " Beati sunt qui 
moriuntur in Domino." 

Arms. — Sable, a chevron ermine between 3 saltires argent — 
Greenwood. 

Crest. — A lion rampant sable, holding a saltire argent. 

Motto. DUM vivo VIRESCO. 

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF 
JOHN GREENWOOD, ESQ^^, 

LATE OF CROSS HILLS NEAR THIS TOWN, 

WHO DIED JULY 26''.'' 1814, 

AGED 72 YEARS. 

ALSO OF 

HIS SISTER Wf MARY PRIESTLEY, 
WIFE OF JOSEPH PRIESTLEY EsQ« 

OF BRADFORD, WHO DIED OCT'' 19™ 1 775, 

AGED 35 YEARS. 

ALSO OF 

M^:« SARAH GREENWOOD, 

WHO DIED FEB)' 7^." 1 784, 
AGED 70 YEARS. 
AND OF 

Mf' WILLIAM GREENWOOD, 

WHO DIED APRIL 15^.'' 1 786, 

AGED 75 YEARS, 

BOTH OF HALIFAX, 

MOTHER AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE. 



16 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

HALDSWORTH. 

Cut on stone within a raised stone border, fixed to the south wall 
of the Holdsworth Chapel between the third and fourth windows 
from the east. 

Arms. — (Argent), the trunk of a tree raguled and eradicated in 
bend (proper) — Holdsworth. 

Near this place Lyeth the Body 

of Thomas Haldsworth^ of 

Ashday in Southowrom, Gentleman, 

who Departed this Life the 23^^ of 

June 1709: And also the Body of 

M'-.^ Phebe Halds worth, his Wife, 

the Daughter of M^ lames Oats, 

of Lands Head in Northowrom, 

who Departed this life the 12*.^ of October 

1709. And also the Body of Mary 

Haldsworth, the Daughter of William 

Midgley, of Hallifax, Gent : And Wife 

of Thomas Haldsw^orth, son of the "^^ 

above mentioned Thomas Haldsworth, 

who Departed this life the 25 of October 17 10. 

HANSON. 

On a brass plate, I'j^ by i2| inches, fixed to the first pillar from 
the west in the south arcade of the nave.- 

Arms. — Or, a chevron chequee, argent and gules, between three 
martlets sable— Hanson. A shield of pretence, Or, on a bend azure 
three pheons (of the field) — Bland. 

In Memory of John Hanson 
OF London, Tea-Dealer, 

WHO BY HONEST INDUSTRY ACQUIRED 
A PLENTIFUL FORTUNE WITH A FAIR CHARACTER. 

HE DIED August 24^? 1770. Aged 57; 

And at his own Request, 

was buried near this place in v-f same grave 

1 Son and heir of Thomas Holdsworth, of Ashday, by his wife Mary, daughter of 
Daniel Norihend, of Croniwellbottom. He was aged 16 at the time of Dugdale's 
Visitation, when the pedigree of his family was entered [Dugdale's Visitation of 

Yorkshire, C\Q.f^ Q(\., \\, lo-]). 

2 "On the side of the Corporation pew, S. side of the middle aisle " ( Walker s MS., 
fo. 58). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 17 

with his only wife elizabeth, 

{Daughter of Tho^ Bland of Halifax^ 

WHO DIED Dec": 6^" 1762, Aged 27, 

wiTHour Issue. 

HEYWOOD. 

On a polished granite tablet, fixed to the west wall of the 
Holdsworth Chapel. 

IN MEMORIAM 



NEAR THIS SPOT LIES THE DUST OF 

OLIVER HEYWOOD,' 

PREACHER OF THE GOSPEL, 

BORN AT LITTLE LEVER, BOLTON, LANC, MARCH 4^." 1630, 

DIED AT NORTHOWRAM, HALIFAX, YORKS., MAY 4™ 1702. 

ERECTED JUNE 1902. 

HOLDSWORTH. 

On a large monument of stone fixed to the south wall of 
the Holdsworth Chapel, between the third and fourth windows from 
the east. 

Arms. — Argent, on a stump of a tree raguled and eradicated in 
bend a crow perched near the top (proper) — Holdsworth \ impaling, 
Gules, a fess between six garbs, or — Midgley. 

Thomas 

Holdswo7'th~ of Ashday {otherwise 

Ashdale) in Southowram 

Died the 2d'} Day of April 

^735 ^'^ y^ 5^ Year of his 

Age. 

1 Third son of Richard Eleywood by his first wife, Alice Critchlaw. Educated at 
Trinity College, Cambridge. Invited to accept the curacy of Coley, 1650. Being first 
suspended, he was shortly afterwards ejected by the Act of Uniformity, in 1662. After 
the relaxation of the severe laws passed against Nonconformists, Mr. Heyvvood and 
his followers built the Northowram Chaj^el, which was opened for divine service 8 July, 
1688. He married (i) Elizabeth, daughter of John Angier, who was ejected from the 
living of Denton, co. Lane, and (2) Abigail, daughter of James Crompton, of 
Breightmet, parish of Bolton. 

2 Son and heir of Thomas Holdsworth, of Ashday, by his wife Phebe, daughter of 
James Oats, of Landshead in Northowram. He married Mary, daughter of William 
Midgley, of Halifax, gentleman. His son Thomas was curate of Southowram {Duodales 
Visitation of Yorkshire, Clay's ed., ii, 107-8). His daughter Phebe married William 
Drake, of Fixby, and carried the Ashday property into that family. 



18 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

Also the Rev:' My Thomas 

Holdsworth, his Son, died May 

the 3^1746 and MMVilliam 

Holdsworth, his Son, of the 

same Place died January the 

23^1746. 

ROLLINGS. 

On a monument of white and red marble, of classical design, fixed 
to the north wall of the church, between a shallow buttress and the 
third window from the west.^ 

Arms. — None now visible.- 

Near this place lye the remains of 

JEREMIAH HOLLINGS late of SHIPLEY in this County Esquire, 

and also of MARY, his Mother, Widow and Relict of 

M? ISAAC HOLLINGS late of SHIPLE V aforesaid. 

She was one of the Daughters and Coheirs of 

Mf JEREMIAH ROSSENDALE formerly of 

SHAWHILL in SKI RC OAT, 

^^ I dyed ^^^ust 23^^1738 aged 26. 

She) ' May 9*^ 1744 aged 53. 

HOOKE. 

On a white marble monument, much discoloured, fixed to the south 
wall of the church, to the west of the second window west of the 
chancel screen.^ 

Arms."* — (Gules), a fess between six fleur-de-lys (argent) —Hooke. 

Crest. — A pelican (or eagle) with wings displayed pluming itself. 

P. M. 

Richdi Hooke-^ S : T : P : 
Regimini tam Ecclesiastico quam 
S^eculari Anglicano fidelissimi, Qui 

1 "On the S. wall in the Chancel" (Watson, p. 382). "In the S. aisle of the 
Chancel, on the S. wall" {Walkn-'s MS., fo. 107). 

2 Watson (p. 382) gives "the arms of Hollings impaled with those of Rossendale." 
^ " On a marble monument in the Chancel" (Watson, p. 380). "On the first pillar 

(from the E.) on the S. side the Chancel " {Walkers MS., fo. 105). 

* The colouring almost gone. 

^ Vicar 1662 to i68§. Said to have been a native of Worcestershire. Educated 
at S. Peter's College, Cambridge. Rector of Thornton-in-Craven. He petitioned the 
King for the vicarage of Halifax. His will and some account of him are given in the 
Hx. Ant. Soc. Trans, for 1904, pp. 1 13-19. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 19 

per viginti sex annos huic Eccle- 
siae prjefuit vicarius, tribus Ar- 
chiepiscopis Ebor''^^^: a Sacris, Hos- 

pitiorum Sancti lohan-beataeq' 

Mariae Magdelenensis subagro {sic) 

Riponensi Magister, Ecclesiae 

Ebor :*" Southwell'-' Riponensisq' 

Canonicus. Ob..j'"° Ian : 

v^tatis Suae 66, 

Anno 



HULME. 

On a large white marble tablet in the north-east corner of the 
Rokeby Chapel. 

Near this place, in the Grave of the late Richard Taylor, Esq., 

are deposited the Remains of JOSEPH HULME,' M.D., 

who departed this Life on the 2^ day of Febrf 1806, aged 92 

years. He practised Physic in this Town with great success 

about 63 years. To his Patients he was very attentive & humane ; 

to the Poor benevolent & charitable. He was ready in lending 

pecuniary Assistance to most who applied to him, but slow 

in calling in Debts. He was a man of few Words, yet affable 

& pleasant with his Friends. From his medical Abilities, his 

general Knowledge, & gentle Manners he was much respected 

by all who knew him. He was a rare instance of Temperance 

& Sobriety, water being his common Drink from his youth 

& for many years he never tasted animal Food. This strict 

Regimen did not prevent his taking much Exercise & 

undergoing great Fatigue : for he was almost daily on 

Horseback over the neighbouring Hills in every season & 

in all weather. Though so far advanced in life, yet his Hand 

continued steady & his Judgment clear, so that he died not 

of old age but of an acute disease; & in the blessed Hope 

that he should not dwell for ever with Corruption. 

1 The figure "9," though not painted like the rest of the inscription, is clearly cut 
in the marble. 

2 Born in the township of Little Horton, being the second son of Samuel Hulme, 
a Dissenting minister. He was at first educated for the ministry, but afterwards 
became a pupil of Dr. Nettleton. Took his M.D. at Leyden. Returning to Halifax, 
he succeeded Dr. Nettleton (Crabtree, p. 270). 



20 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

Also 

In the same Grave are deposited the Remains of his 

beloved Wife, BATHSHEBA, daughter of the above 

named Richard Taylor, Esq., who departed this Life on 

the 2 5^*'day of Febr?" 1786, aged nearly 51 years. 

W. Bradley. 

JACKSON. 

On a monument of white and red marble fixed to the wall, between 
the west window of the south aisle and the south-west corner of the 

church. 

Near this Place are interred the mortal Remains of 

JOSHUA JACKSON of Barmbrough near Doncaster, 

who departed this Life the 24*^ of July 1776, 

in the 68'.^ Year of his Age. 

Also of 

ELIZABETH, Wife of the above joshua jackson, 

who died the 26*?' of January 1787, aged 68 Years. 

Also of JOHN JACKSON, Son of the above 

JOSHUA & ELIZABETH, who died the 2"*^ of 

February 1832, aged 81 Years. 

W. Bradley. 

KING. 
Painted in gold letters, on a large black wooden tablet on the north 
wall of the tower.^ 

this place Lyes Inter^ 

Samuel King- of Cliff or 

Barstow now called Lower 

Willow Hall in Skircoat who 

was Buried Aug* y^ 20*.'' 1638. 

Also lames" his Son May y^ i'.* 1640. 

1 " On a black board hung on screen of S. chapel on left of aisle into it" 
{Walter's MS., fo. 19). 

■2 The family of King was of some importance in the parish of Halifax in the 
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and owned considerable property in Skircoat, and 
at a later date in Warley. It is possible that John King, vicar of Halifax 1 389-1438, 
was an early member of the family of King of Skircoat, Bairstow was in possession 
of the Kings in 1553, when William Kinge of Skircote, th'elder, bequeathed 
" Wairstowe (obviously a misspelling in the register of wills for ' Bairstowe ') house " 
to his youngest son William {Halifax Wills, ii, 88). The elder branch of the family 
in 1618 was seated at Willow Hall. 

3 In his will, dated 9 March, 1639, he left a silver tobacco pipe to his cousin John 
King, and a sum of money to be distributed to the poor of Skircoat on the first 
Saint Thomas' Day after his decease, a date selected by several other members of his 
family in making similar bequests. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. ^ 21 

Also Samuel Son of the S? lames 

Febl^y^ 5^^1674. 
Also lohn Son of y« S' Sam! Sep* 

the 29*.^ 1684. 

Also Samuel Son of the S? lohn 

March y^ 30*^ 1724 who Dyed 

without Issue. 
Also Sarah his Sister the Wife 
of Francis Ramsbottom of 
BirkstfHall in Ovenden Aug* 1723. 
Also Mary y^ Wife of Samuel 
Son of the abovesaid Francis 
She was Daughter to Elkanah 
Farrer of Riding in Ovenden 
who Died October y^ 30 : 1735. 
Also Francis Son of y^ abovesaid Samuel Ram- 
sbottom of Willow-Hall in Skircote who died 
ye^ 14*)' of Octobyi736 and Inter^4he 15*?^ 
Aged I Year 22 Weeks and 3 Days. 

KING. 

On a brass plate, io| by 8 inches, fixed to the southern face of 
a buttress supporting the north-east angle of the tower.^ 
Near vnto this Place 
is interred the Body 

of Samau6 the son of 
'Sonn Jriina of Bull 

close who departed 

this Life the 2^^^ March 

1710. 

KITCHINGMAN. 

Cut on stone within a raised stone border, beneath the first window 
from the west in the north wall of the Rokeby Chapel. 

William Kitchingman, son of William 

Kitchingman, of Skircoate, buried 

the 26*.^ of luly 1670. And Martha, 

his Daughter, was Buried the 19*^ of 

lune 1695. 

' " On the floor of the South Chapel " ( IValkers MS., fo. 16). 



22 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

And Sarah, his Wife, was buried 

the 30^^ day of luly 1704. 

And also William Kitchingman,^ her 

Husband, who Died the 6*?" of lune 

And was Buried the 9*.^ in 1 7 1 9, 

Aged 78 years. And also Elisa^^ 

Stansfield, Daughter to the above 

Will? & Sarah Kitchingman, who 
Died the 20^^ of Jan^and was Buried 

the 22"^ in 1742, Aged 69 years. 

KNIGHT. 

On a white marble monument fixed to the wall in the south-east 
angle of the north aisle of the chancel, over the door leading to the 
newel staircase. 

Arms. — Paly of six, or and gules, a canton ermine — Knight ; 
impaling. Argent, a cross gules. 

TO THE MEMORY OF 

THE REVEREND SAMUEL KNIGHT," M.A., 

FORMERLY FELLOW OF 

MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE; 

THE FIRST INCUMBENT OF TRINITY CHURCH 

IN THIS TOWN, 

AND AFTERWARDS VICAR OF THIS PARISH. 

HE WAS A MAN 

ENDOWED WITH A VIGOROUS AND PENETRATING MIND, 

AND WAS INTIMATELY CONVERSANT WITH 

THE VARIOUS BRANCHES OF SCIENCE AND LITERATURE, 

BUT WHAT THINGS WERE GAIN TO HIM, 

THOSE HE COUNTED LOSS FOR CHRIST. 

"Very rich" {North. Reg.). In his will, dated 15 May, 171S, he is de.cribed as 
" ol Skircoate, yeoman." He left his messuage at Skircoate, where he dwelt, Boy 
farm in Skircoate, his interest in the moiety of a messuage called West Parke in the 
lordship of Kilburn, and in a messuage called Nuttall in Heywood, parish of Bury, all 
his share in a ship called Martha and Mary or Mary and Martha^ belonging to 
Whitby, subject to certain legacies, to his grandson William, son of James Gream, of 
Heath, in Skircoate. To M^ Nathaniell Prestley, of Ovenden, and M"" Ely Dawson, 
of Bradford, ministers of the Gospel, £\ each a year for seven years {Keg. Test., Ixxiv, 
13). His eldest daughter Anne married James Gream, of Heath, his daughter 
Elizabeth married (i) Thomas Priestley and (2) James Stansfeld, of Bowood, in 
Soweiby, and his daughter Sarah married Nathaniel Jenkinson. 

2 Vicar 1817-1827. Born at Halifax 9 March, 1759, being the eldest son by his 
second marriage of Titus Knight, the Independent minister who was instrumental in 
erecting Square Chapel. Vicar Knight was educated at Hipperholme School, and 
after being vicar of Humberston in Lincolnshire, he became incumbent of Holy 
Trinity, Halifax, in 1798 (Crabtree, pp. 271-2). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 23 

THE GOSPEL WAS THAT IN WHICH ALONE HE GLORIED : 
ITS PRECIOUS TRUTHS HE PREACHED 

WITH FIDELITY AND AFFECTION ; 

ITS HOLY PRECEPTS HE EXEMPLIFIED 

IN HIS LIFE AND CONDUCT; 

AND 

ITS EVERLASTING CONSOLATIONS HE REALIZED 

IN THE SOLEMN PROSPECT OF ETERNITY. 

HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 7th 1827, 

IN THE 68th YEAR OF HIS AGE; 

AND LIES INTERRED IN THIS CHANCEL. 

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED WITH FEELINGS OF 

AFFECTIONATE REGARD BY HIS SURVIVING WIDOW. 

LACYE. 

On a grave-cover, now fixed over the south door of the church 
within the south porch, a representation of a man in armour, with a 
shield on his left arm, bearing — 

^Quarterly, i. (Argent), six ogresses, three, two and one — Lacy of 
Cromwellbottom. 2. (Gules), an eagle displayed (argent) — Soothill.- 
3. .' 4. (Argent), three bendlets (sable)— Cooke,"* impaling, 

(Argent), a chevron between three crosses formee fitchee (gules) — 
— WooDROVE of Woolley. 

Around the margin of the stone an inscription, of which only the 
following now remains : — 

'^otig of in^' 3a\}n ilacgc'^ of breardeg 

1 In Watson's plate, and also in Walker's Halifax Registers, the arms in the baron 
half of the shield are depicted in the wrong order, the Soothill coat being placed in 
the third quarter instead of the second, and vice versa. 

2 This coat was brought into the escutcheon by the marriage of Gilbert, second son 
of John Lacy, of Cromwellbottom, with Isabel, daughter and heiress of Gerard 
Soothill, of Brearley, this John Lacy being the founder of the Brearley branch of the 
family (Watson, p. 242). 

3 The arms in this quarter cannot now be deciphered, beyond the fact that there is 
a "chief" in the coat. They were probably, (Gules), three crescents (or), a chief 
(ermine)— FULNETBY (;inde Foster's Yorkshire Visitations, 1^84-5 and j6i 2, ^. Hi). 
The wife of Gerard Soothill, whose daughter and heiress married Gilbert Lacy, was a 
Fulnetby heiress {ibid.). 

* These arms are also possibly a Soothill quartering. 

5 Quoting from Dr. Johnson, Walker gives the inscription as, "Here lieth enclosed 
the body of John Lacye, of Briereley esq ; who was buried the 19*'^ day of August in 
the year of our Lord God " ; and that under the arms of Lacy were the words, 
•'Orate pro anima iMagistri Joannis Lacye" (Walker's Halifax Registers, p. 20). 
Although this is a comparatively late date for such an inscription, a number of similar 
instances have been recorded. 

6 "Johne Lacye de brearley esquire sepult. xix Augustii 1585 " [Hx. Reg.). He was 
the eldest son of Hugh Lacy, of Brearley, by his wife Agnes, daughter of Nicholas 



24 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

LEGH. 

On a monument of white and red marble,- fixed to the north wall 
of the church, between the north door and the second window from 
the west/ 

Arms. — Quarterly, i and 4, Ermine,- a lion rampant gules, langued 
and armed azure, a crescent for difference — Legh. 2 and 3, An arm 
in armour proper, holding in the hand a 

Near this Place 
in the same Vault, are deposited the Remains of the Rev^ GEORGE 

LL.D. LEGH^ 

& his two beloved wives FRANXTS {sic) & ELIZABETH, to whose joint 

Memory this Monument is erected; he was Vicar of this Parish of Halifax 

above forty four Years ; during which Time he interested himself with 

laudable Zeal in the cause of religious Liberty & Sincerity, being the 

last Survivor of those worthy Men who distinguish? themselves by 

their opposition to Ecclesiastical Tyranny, he defended the Rights of 

Mankind in that memorable Hoadlian Controversy. 

the Bible he consider? as the only standard of Faith & practice, to the 

poor & distress'3 & Public Charity^ he was a generous Benefactor, by his 

Will order? Bibles to be given for the Benefit of the poor, 

he did Honor to his Profession as a Clergyman & christian, 

esteem^ when liveing, in Death lamented, 

he died compos? on the 6*.'' of Decern^.'' 1775, 

in the 82? Year of his Age; 

Savile, of Newhall. He married Ann, daughter of Thomas Woodrove, of Woolley, 
Esq. (Watson, pp. 242-3), who was buried at Halifax 12 March, 1599-1600 (Walker's 
Halifax Registers^ p. 20). 

1 "N. Aisle of Chancel, on wall nearest back of Rood loft" ( Walker's MS., fo. 100). 

2 In the coat on the roof of the vestry the field is Or. Watson (p. 372) gives it as 
Argent. 

3 Vicar 1731-1775. A member of the Cheshire family of Legh, of High Legh. A 
prebendary of York. " He was a low churchman, and popular among the dissenters" 
(Crablree, p. 130). "Doer. Leigh, vicar of Halifax, LL.D., died 6'^ Dec, 1775, 
aged 82. A moderate candid Christian, served the Parish in that capacity 44 yrs. 
with great respect from all Denominations" [North Res;.). He directed in his will 
that "a marble monumental inscription be fixed up in the Vestry Burial Place or 
Library in the Parish Church of Halifax recording the time of my two last wives 
burial there and mine, so as the expence thereof doth not exceed one hundred pounds 
or there abouts." He bequeathed ^100 for buying bibles and new testaments to be 
lent to the poor of Halifax and the twelve chapelries in the parish. To the Lecturer 
and thirteen curates, and to his cousin George Legh of High Legh, one guinea each 
for a ring. To his brother in law, the Lord Bishop of Waterford, two guineas for a 
ring. Also names D'Avenant Hankins, of Tewkesbury, and William Hankins, 
deceased, the sons of his first wife Mary ; and Heniy Dyve, M"^? Dyve of Ipswich and 
M'"sjaumard, widow, brother and sisters of his second wife Frances {Reg. Tesl.,cxx, i). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 25 

his Wife FRANCIS {sic) died Decern^/ 9"' 1749, 
ELIZABETH Feb'.^ 8*?' 1765. 

This Monument was restored from much dilapidation 

and decay by m?'^ stansfei.d^ 

of New Cross near Deptford, Kent, 

Dec^ 1829. 

N : READ. SculpH 

St. Martins Lane, London. 

1770. 

LISTER. 
On a white marble monument at the south-west corner of the 
south aisle. 

Arms. — Ermine, on a fess sable, three mullets or, a canton gules 
— Lister. 

H.S.E. 

JACOBUS LISTERS de Shibden-Hall, Gen? 
Qui Nov. 14, A.D. 1729 ^^t. 56, triste Sui desiderium 

Vidufe Liberisq ; decern reliquit. 
Prosiliunt lacrymse - sed adest spes certa salutis 

Christus, qui mortis vincula rupta dedit : 
Hie jubet ut memores recolamus gaudia Vitc^ 
Venturge, & C^eli quas bona civis habet. 

In the same grave is interr'd the body of 

MARY, widow of the said JAMES LISTER; 

She dy'd Jan^' 5"' 1756, aged 79. 

Bless'd are the dead, proclaims the voice above, 
Who dye in Christ, abiding in his Love : 
They rest from Labour in the peaceful Tomb, 
Shall rise to Glory in the Life to come. 

J. L. F. N. M. P. C.^ 
1756. 

MADDOCKS. 

On a large wooden tablet in gold letters, on a black ground^ fixed 
to the north wall of the tower.^ 

1 Elizabeth Milne, uee Robinson, widow of Samuel Milne, of Warley, and third 
wife of Timothy Stansfeld, of New Cross, was niece of Dr. Leigh. She died 21 Aug., 
1838, aged 76. 

-^ The son of Samuel Lister, of Upperbrea, by his wife Mary, daughter of James 
lloldsworth, of Place, in Southowram. He married Mary, daughter of William Issot, 
of Horbury, and succeeded his cousin, Samuel Lister, in the Shibden Hall estates 
{Dug. Vis. of Yorks., Clay's ed. , i, 117). 

^"Johannes Lister filius natu maximus poni curavit.'' This John was a clergy- 
man, and died at Shibden Hall. 

^ "On back of Organ gallery" {Walkers MS., fo. 30). 



26 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

IN 

JKxm0rg 

OF 

JOSEPH HADDOCKS 
COLD-BLOW ne^ix DUBLIN 

IN 

who Died the 22^ of March 1769. 
Aged 74. 



caiu ne mina laim nitn. 



MIDGLEY. 

Cut on a blue stone within a raised stone border painted over, 
and fixed to the north wall of the Rokeby Chapel, beneath the 
second window from the west. 

iVrms. — (Sable), two bars gemelles (or), on a chief (of the second) 
three calthrops (of the first) — Midgley. 

Near this place Resteth the Body of 

Mary, Daughter of William Midgley, 

Master of arts, Late of Headley, now of 

Sowerby, who was born March the third 

1696 & Departed this life November 7"* 

1704. 

Mortal by birth, short my stay, here sleeps my dust. 

My better part loynes consort with the lust. 

MIDGLEY. 

On a stone tablet fixed to the north wall of the Rokeby Chapel, 
between the second and third windows from the west. 

Exuviae 

Gulielmi Midgley 

A.M. Curat de Sowerby 

luxta Depositee 

Maij 10°: 1706 

Anno ^tatis 

34. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 27 

MITCHELL. 

On a brass plate, 14 J by 10 inches, fixed to the north-east pier 
of the tower.^ 

Here resteth the body of 
lames Mitchell Late of Crow 
Nest in Hiperholme. He was 
Buried the z*' day of October 

A.D. 16'/ g. 

And also 3 of his Children. 

Ann was buried the j^ of April 

1668. Elizabeth was buried ^p'."" 

of May id^d. Samuel, He was 

buried January j<9*^ 16^6. 

Non abiit, sed obiit modo rediturus. 

MURRAY. 

On a brass plate, 50 by 23I inches, beneath a stone canopy fixed 
to the north-east pier of the tower. 

10 tlje iHemorg of 

loijit mxxw- M^^ 

Curate of tl^is ParisJ, 
luljo ticpartcti tftis life at ©unrribfe fn ^rotlanb 

m t!)c gear of our ILortJ JHI9CC«iL3i]I. 

©Ije time of {)is i^linistrg iuas sftort, but faftl^ful 

serbice stantictj not in number of gears, f^e eareti for 

t]^e poor ant( tjabe tf)em reference as Cfjrtst's rjjosen, 

anti ti^eir blcssinrj ijaas Ijis retoarti. En Ijis publie 

ministrations earnest anti tiebout, ^s a preacher eloquent, 

ferbent, fearless, |^e taugl^t men to bialk in tj)e olt patfjs 

^nti sl^unnetr not to tieclare tj)e b3f)ole Counsel of CiotJ. 

Cfjose b)]^o ]^abe been eneourag'ti bn f)is example, 

instruetet( bg Ijis teaejing, ijuitieti bg ]^is rare, 

ftabe in grateful rememberanee erecteti tljis iHemorial 

1 "'On a brass plate near the font"' (Wright, p. 189). "On a brass plate near 
the font"— on a gravestone [Walker's MS., fo. 31). 



28 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

MUSGRAVE. 

A full-length white marble recumbent effigy of the archdeacon, in 
his robes, resting upon an altar-tomb of stone. 

Arms. — (Azure), six annulets, three, two and one (or) — Musgrave. 
Crest. — I'wo arms in armour (proper) grasping an annulet (or). 

(Inscription round the tomb) 

48 '^mM.:BlM 

(At west end of base of tomb) 

J'^:t^W 14^^^ 1792 

(At east end of base of tomb) 

M.:jP:miLjh IT'^^ 1875 

W. D. KEVWORTH, JUN^, Sc. LONDON & HULL. l88o. 

NICHOLLS. 

On a white marble tablet fixed to the wall, between the west 
window of the north aisle and the north wall of the church.*'^ 

JONATHAN NICHOLLS^^ of Boothtown, 
but late of Clough-House, Gentleman, 
who died 4*.^ April 1784, aged 61 Years. 

And of ELIZABETH his Wife, 
who died 2o*^ May 1771, aged 39 Years. 

^ Vicar 1827-1875. Educated at Trinity Coll., Camb. At one time vicar of Whit- 
kirk. He was a prebendary of York and the first Archdeacon of Craven. 

2 "On a pier (in antechapel) — a marble"' {Walker's MS., fo. 27). 

^ Described in his will, dated 4 May, 1779, as "sometime of Booth Town, now of 
Clough House within Huddersfield, merchant." Mentions his second wife Sarah, by 
whom he had an only child Sarah, and his children by his first wife, Jonathan, 
Elizabeth and Bethell {Reg. Test., cxxix, 140). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 29 

Also of JONATHAN NICHOLLS 
of Hipperholm, Surgeon, their Son, 
who died g*?* September 1809, aged 46 Years. 
And of ELIZABETH NICHOLLS 
their Daughter, who died at Halifax 
15*.^ November 1809, Aged 45 Years. 

NORRIS. 

On a white marble monument fixed to the south wall of the 
church, betw^een the south door and the westernmost window.^ 

In affectionate Remembrance of 

WILLIAM NORRIS, 

late of Halifax, Esq'", who died August 2'"^ 1807, 

Aged 7 3 Years ; 

And of MARY NORRIS, his Wife, 

who died March 8^?' 1796, 

Aged 60 Years. 

Their Remains rest near this Place. 

W. Bradley. 

OLDFIELD. 

On an oval brass plate, 15! by i2| inches, fixed to the southern 
face of a buttress supporting the north-east angle of the tower.- 

Near 

This Place 

lay intered the remains 

of 

Mary Oldfikld, wife of Jon^ Oldfield, Surgeon 

who departed this Life 

on the 

first Day of January 1790 

Aged 

60. 

PARKER. 

On a large white marble monument fixed to the west wall of the 
Holdsworth Chapel.^ 

^ "On a pier (in antechapel) — a marble" {Walker's MS., fo. 25). 

2 " Brass plate at end of pew on North side of North aisle of Chancel '' 
{Walker's MS., fo. 102). 

3 "At the S.E. corner of the (Holdsworth) Chapel " ( Walkers MS., fo. 5). 



30 monump:ntal and other inscriptions 

Arms. — Azure, three keys erect, two and one, or— Parker. 
Motto. — Legum servi ut liberi. 

SACRED 

To the Memory of 

Robert Parker^ of Halifax^ Esq''., 

who died May 23'? 1796, 

Aged 66 Years. 

Also to the Memory of 

Mary\ his second Wife^ 

who died January 26^'' 1797, 

Aged 42 Years. 

PRESCOT. 

On a large monument of classical design, probably of stone, with 
a white marble tablet annexed to the foot^ fixed to the south wall of 
the Holdsworth Chapel, between the second and third windows from 
the east and immediately over the south door of the chapel. 

Arms. — Sable, a chevron argent between three owls proper — 
Prescot. 

Mary, the 

Daughter of W. 

lOHN Prescot of Halifax, 

was buried near this Place 

the I8*^Day of May 1708. 

And in the same Grave is 

Interred the Body of the above 

named MMOHN PRESCOT,'' 

Practitioner in Physick and 

Chirurgery, who Died the 

II*?' Day of November 1728 

In the 53 year of his Age; 

Also Sarah, his Wife, who 

Died lune y^ 10*^ i739) in the 

56 year of hir Age ; 

Also near this Place are 

interred the remains of The 

^ His first wife was a Prescott. " 1754, Nov. 19. Robert Parker, gentleman, & 
Ann Prescott, married. Witnesses, John Baldwin, Phebe Prescolt" {^Hx. Reg.). 

2 " M"" John Prescott of Callicoe Hall, near Halifax, died Nov. ii, 1728" 
(North Res[.).. In his will he mentions his sons William and John, and daughters 
Sarah, Mary, Phoebe, Elizabeth, Anne, Judith and Dorothy, and daughter Stockdale 
{Reg. Test., Ixxxi, 264). His daughter Margaret married Robert Stockdale, Sarah 
married John Baldwin, attorney-at-law, and Anne was the first wife of Robert Parker, 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 31 

REV? EDWARD PRESCOTT/ A.M., 

of Clare Hall in Halifax, who 

died le^l'Febr 1809, Aged 48 Years. 

Also of ANN, Wife of the above 

named EDWARD PRESCOTT, 

who died 31'* Oct!' 1847, 

Aged 82 Years. 

Also of MARY, Wife of THOMAS CARR 

STEWARD, Esq'' and Daughter of the 

above named EDWARD and ANN 

PRESCOTT, who died 9"^ Nov! 

1854, Aged 63 Years. 

^ALSO 

OF THE ABOVE NAMED 

THOMAS CARR STEWARD 

WHO DIED ON THE 2(f^ DAY OF JANUARY 

1857, AGED 71 YEARS. 

ALSO OF THOMAS HOGARTH, ESQUIRE, LATE 

THE HUSBAND OF ELIZABETH JUDITH HOGARTH, 

DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED EDWARD AND 

ANN PRESCOTT, WHO DIED ON THE 13^" 

DAY OF MARCH 1 865, AGED 57 YEARS. 

ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED 

ELIZABETH JUDITH HOGARTH, 

WHO DIED ON THE 26';° DAY OF MAY 1874, 

AGED 73 YEARS. 

PRESTON. 

On a white marble monument, bearing a representation of a palm 
and funeral urn, fixed to the north wall of the church between the 
third and fourth windows from the west.^ 

Arms. — Argent, two bars gules, on a canton gules a cinquefoil, 
argent — Preston. 

Crest. — On a tower a dove, wings expanded. 

1 Vicar of Long Preston in Craven, succeeding Philip Lawrence, who died in 1789 
(Whitaker's Craven, 2nd ed., p. 123). He married, by license, on 31 August, 1790, 
at Halifax Parish Church, Anne Cooke, spinster, of Halifax {Hx. I^eg.). 

2 The inscription from this point is on the marble tablet. 

3 "N. aisle of the Chancel. On (the) N. wall, E. of ist window'" [IValkers MS., 
fo. 101). 



32 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH, SON OF THOMAS AND MARY PRESTON, 

WHO DIED NOV?" 28^" 1778, AGED 7 WEEKS. 

ALSO OF HARRIET, THEIR DAUGHTER, 

WHO DIED APRIL 30™ 1793, AGED 4 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS. 

ALSO OF THOMAS PRESTON, OF GREEN ROYD, 

FATHER OF THE ABOVE, WHO DIED NOVA'S''.'' 182I, AGED 70 YEARS. 

ALSO OF MARY, WIFE OF THE ABOVE SAID THOMAS PRESTON, 

WHO DIED FEB^.^' 5"^.^ 1824, AGED 75 YEARS. 

ALSO OF MARY, DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE THOMAS AND MARY PRESTON, 

WHO DIED DEC''22''." 1827, AGED 44 YEARS. 

ALSO OF THOMAS, SON OF THE ABOVE THOMAS AND MARY PRESTON, 

WHO DIED MAY THE 14';*' 1 837, AGED 60 YEARS. 

ALSO OF SOPHIA, DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE THOMAS AND MARY PRESTON, 

WHO DIED JULY THE 16''" 1 842, AGED 57 YEARS. 

PRICE. 
On a brass plate, 17I by 12 inches, fixed to a shallow buttress in 
the north wall of the church, between the second and third windows 
from the west. 

In MEMORY OF 

Captain E. C. H. Price, 

LATE Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 

KILLED IN ACTION 
AT OkURIKE, ^VEST AFRICA, 

October 6^.^ 1893. 
Erected by some of his old brother Officers. 

Gawthorp Sf London 

RAMSDEN. 

Painted on slate within an alabaster border, which has been painted 
over and repaired with stone, fixed to the wall of the south aisle of 
the chancel, between the first and second windows from the cast.^ 

Hic jacet Henricvs Rams- 
den,^ filivs natv secvndvs Gal- 
fridi Ramsden de Greetland infra 

1- "On a pillar opposite to his brother's" — Hugh Ramsden's tablet {Wri<^ht, p. 57). 
"On the opposite pillar (to Hugh Ramsden's) N. of the curate's pew" [IValker's 
MS., fo. 106). 

2 Vicar 1629-1638. Brother of Hugh Ramsden. Baptised at Elland 30 January, 
1596-7 [FJland Re^^.). Admitted a commoner of Magdalen Hall, Oxon., 1610 
(Watson, p. 500). He married 21 June, 1630, by license, Anah Foxcroft, who survived 
him, and was buried at Elland in 1682. He was buried in the chancel of Halifax 
Church 28 March, 1638. A book of his sermons was published after his death. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 33 

ViCARiAM DE Halifax, artivm Magister, 

NEC NON COLLEGII LINCOLN. In InCLYT. OxON. 

academ. qvondam socivs, tandem Vicarivs De 

Halifax, Ibidemqve Fratris Svi Hvgonis permagni, 

licet Mvltiqve nominis Decessoris Havd Impar svc- 

CESSOR, ViR EQVIDEM MVLTIIVGIS ErVDITIONIS, Et QVOD 

FaMILIAM DvCIT, SPECTAT.E ADMODVM PrOBITATIS, QVO Sa 

NE EGREGIE ViGVIT, QviCQVID EST QvOD In ALUS AVT SVSPI- 

ciMvs Ervditi, Avt Qvod Veneramvr Sancti, Liter- 

ARVM Perinde Decvs Pietatisqve Exemplvm Per Dvo 

Prater Propter Annorvm Lvstra Memor stationis 

Mvnerisqve svi Hvic svmmopere Invigilabat Eccle- 

si/E, Ardens vita, Verboqve Lvcens, Qvo Temporis 

Decvrsv Fidelis Erat Popvli Pastor, Cavs/e Pavpervm Pro- 

pvgnator Acerrimvs, Pacis Ecclesi/e strenvvs Assertor, 

Ivstiti^ Pvblic.e, Vti Pro Officio Tenebatvr, Promptvs, 

Licet Cavtvs Tamen Et /Eqvvs Dispensator, Hvivsce 

Loci Ordinis Regiminisqve Politici Cvm primis Avthor, 

Tandem L/Ethali Correptvs victvsqve febri, triste svi 

apvd bonos omnes relinqvens desiderivm, gratam- 

QVE MEMORIAM, NON SINE IVSTITIO LVCTVQVE PVB- 
LICO, SPIRITVM in MANVS DOMINI REDDIDIT, 

PLACIDEQVE spe resvrrectionis fvltvs 

OBDORMIVIT ANNO SALVTIS 1 637, SeP- 
TIM. CALEND. MARTII. 
Hoc M^RENS MONVMENTVM POSVIT PRA- 
TER EIVS GVLIELMVS RaMSDEN NATV MINOR, 
ReCTORQVE ECCLESIyE EdGMVND IN AGRO 

Salop. 

RAMSDEN. 

Painted on slate within an alabaster border, fixed to the wall of 
the south aisle of the chancel, between the first and second windows 
from the east.^ 

Hic jacet 
HvGO Ramsden,^ filivs 

^ On a pillar in the chancel (Wright, p. 55). " Against the pillar S. of the vicar's 
pew "' {Walker's MS., fo. 106). 

- Vicar 1628-1629. Me was son of Geoffrey Ramsden, of Thick Hollins in 
Greetland. Baptised at Elland 17 March, 1593-4 {Elland Ke^.). He died of a fever 
at York, and was buried in the chancel of Halifax Church 19 July, 1629. His wife 

Mercia, daughter of Hurst of Huddersfield, who survived him, being buried 

there 24 January, 1635 (Hunter's Fani. A/in. Gentium, p. 974). 



34 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

Galfridi Ramsden de Greetland, 

INFRA VICARIA DE HaLLIFAX, BaCC. 

IN S. S. Theol:, olim Socivs Collegii 
DE Merton in Ac. Ox., postea Rector de 
Methley, in Comit. Ebor., demum vicarivs 

DE Hallifax. Vir, dvbivm sanctior, 
AN doctior, ingenii acris, jvdicii svbacti, ervd- 

ITIONIS MVLTIPLICIS, QVI OMNE TEMPVS DEPERIRE - 

EXISTIMABAT QVOD NON AVT TEMPLO AVT MVS/EO 

IMPERTIEBATVR; QVI DV VIXIT TOTI CIRCVMJACENTI 

REGIONI DOCTRINA SUA PR/ELVCEBAT, & MAGIS 

EXEMPLO; ATQ; MORI ENS TRISTE SVI APVD OMNES 

BONOS, PACISQ ; ECCLESI^ CVLTORES RELIQVIT 

DESIDERIV. InDVCTVS EST VICARIVS DE HaLLIFAX 

NoN. OcTOB. An? Salvtis cio id CXXVIII et 

DECiMO septimo Calend. Avgvsti seqvj:ntis 

vitam cvm immortalitate comvtavit. 

Hoc M(T.RENS monvmentv posvit 
FRATER EJVS NATV minor EJVSQ; IN 

VICARIA DE Hallifax impar svccessor, 
Henricvs Ramsden. 

RAMSDEN. 

On a large white marble tablet fixed to the west wall of the 

Holdsworth Chapel.^ 

IN MEMORY 

OF 

JOHN RAMSDEN, 

OF HALIFAX, 

WHO died THE S""." OF JULY 1805, AGED 59 YEARS. 

AND OF ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE, 

WHO DIED THE 8^° OF FEBRUARY 1813, AGED 72 YEARS. 

ALSO LYDIA, THEIR DAUGHTER, 

WHO DIED MARCH 23':'' 1803, AGED 30 YEARS. 

THOMAS, THEIR SON, 

DIED AUGUST 20™ 1804, AGED ^;^ YEARS. 

ROBERT, THEIR SON, 

DIED OCTOBER 24™ 1815, AGED 4 1 YEARS. 

ALL THE ABOVE WERE BURIED WITHIN THIS CHAPEL. 

1 "On the E. wall" of the Holdsworth Chapel {lVa//^er's MS.). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 35 

ALSO JANE, THEIR DAUGHTER, 

WIFE OF JOHN ASHWORTH OF ELLAND, 

DIED JUNE I^^ 1 83 1, AGED 6 1 YEARS, 

AND WAS INTERRED AT WAVERTREE NEAR LIVERPOOL. 

JOHN, THEIR SON, 

DIED OCTOBER 23*^* 1 842, AGED 62 YEARS, 

AND WAS INTERRED IN ELLAND CHURCH. 

" T//EV LIVED RESPECTED AND DIED LAMENTED" 

IN THE HOPE OF 

A RESURRECTION TO ETERNAL HAPPINESS 

THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, THEIR REDEEMER. 

THEIR SURVIVING CHILDREN ARE 

ELIZABETH, 

RELICT OF RICHARD BOULTON OF HARROCK-HALL 

IN THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, 

IVILLIAM, AND GEORGE, 

BY WHOM THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED 

AS AN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE 

OF THEIR RELATIVES IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1852. 

RAWSON. 

On a white marble monument, fixed to the south wall of the 
church immediately to the east of the south door, beneath a nautica 
design. 

TO THE MEMORY OF 

JOHN MARKLAND RAWSON, 

ELDEST SON OF JOHN RAWSON, OF ASH GROVE, 

WHO PERISHED WITH 1 8 SEAMEN IN SIMON'S BAY, CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 

BY THE SWAMPING OF THE PINNACE OF H.M.S. OWEN GLENDOWER 

ON THE 10™ MARCH 1 826, 

IN THE 19"' YEAR OF HIS AGE, 

HIS AFFLICTED PARENT DEDICATES 

THIS MONUMENT. 

RICHARD WESTMACOTT R.A. 
14, SOUTH AUDLEY S"", LONDON. 

RAWSON. 
On a white marble monument on the south wall of the church, 
between the first and second windows west of the chancel screen. 
Beneath a representation of the Good Samaritan, 

S"" LUKE. CHAP. X. VER. 33 & 34. 

and, 
SACRED 

TO THE MEMORY OF 



36 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

WILLIAM RAWSON, 

WHO WAS BORN IN THIS PARISH, 

AND DIED 25''" AUGUST 1828, AGED 79. 

EARNESTLY ENDEAVOURING TO FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF 

HIS BLESSED SAVIOUR, 

"WHO WENT ABOUT DOING GOOD." 

HE PASSED A LONG LIFE IN UNWEARIED EXERTIONS 

TO PROMOTE THE BEST INTERESTS OF HIS FELLOW CREATURES; 

AND 

IX THE CONSCIENTIOUS DISCHARGE OF EVERY CHRISTIAN DUTY 

SOUGHT HU?*IBLY THE APPROBATION OF 

HIS GOD. 
READER. "GO AND DO THOU LIKEWISE." 

RICHARD WESTMACOTT, R.A. 
SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON. 

RIGGE. 

On an oblong brass plate, 28| by 4J inches, fixed to the north 
wall of the church, below the second window from the west. 

To THE Glory of God and in loving Memory of 
Harriet, the wife of Christopher Taylor- Rigge 
OF HALIFAX; BORN OCTOBER 11th 1810; DiED MARCH 8th 1881. 

HART, SON, PEARD & CO, LONDON. 

RIGGE. 
On a brass plate, i6J by 12 inches, fixed to the eastern face of 
a buttress supporting the north-east angle of the tower. 

Here resteth the mortal remains of Thomas 

Rigge, of Halyfax, yeoman, (son of the late 

Thomas Rigge, and grandson of the late 

William Rigge, yeoman, Fallowroyde 

Wads worth,) For some time Constable 

■ of Halyfax, and Churchwarden of this 

parish, baptised at Heptonstall Church 

7^.^ October 1616, interred 20*.'' March 1666-'/. 



Also of Thomas Rigge, of Halyfax, yeoman, 

(son of Abraham Rigge, and nephew of the 

above named Thomas Rigge,) who was interred 

&^ October i68g. Aged 35 years. 

Also of Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Thomas Rigge 

of Halyfax, gentleman, and eldest daughter 

of the late Edward Wainhouse, of Skircoat, 

gentleman, who was interred 20 April 1714. 

Esto fortis. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 37 

ROSSENDALL. 

On an oblong brass plate, with a scalloped upper border, 20 by 
13 J inches at its greatest depth, fixed to the first pillar from the west 
in the south arcade of the nave.^ 

And also y*" Body of M': Jeremiah Rossetidall" 

his Father, who departed this life MA Y ly'l^ 

and was Interred MA Y 2f^ i6g6. 

ROYDS. 

On a white marble monument fixed to the west wall of the south 
aisle, between the south-east corner of the tower and the west window 
of the south aisle. 

Arms. — None now visible. 

NEAR THIS PLACE ARE DEPOSITED 

THE REMAINS OF lOHN ROYDS OF HALIFAX ESQI", 

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23P OF MAY 1781, 

AGED 61 YEARS. 

ALSO IN THE SAME GRAVE IS INTERRED THE BODY 

OF HARRIETT ROYDS, HIS YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, 

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6l" OF FEBRUARY 1 78 1, 

AGED 17 YEARS. 

ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE IS INTERRED THE BODY OF 

CATHARINE, THE WIFE OF JOSHUA HAMER, OF HALIFAX, ESQ!", 

ANOTHER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE SAID JOHN ROYDS, 

WHO DIED 30^.° OF AUGUST 1 793, IN THE 

33? YEAR OF HER AGE. 

ALSO NEAR THIS PLACE IS INTERRED THE BODY OF 

MARY ROYDS, ANOTHER OF HIS DAUGHTERS, 

WHO DIED 3P OF JANUARY 1 796, AGED 40 YEARS. 

I. Fisher Sculpt, York. 

RUDD. 

On a white marble monument, fixed to the north wall of the tower. 

1 '• On a stone and brass plate in the Chancel" (Wright, p. 188). " On the, floor 
of the middle aisle of the Chancel" [Walkers MS., fo. 90). The gravestone to which 
this brass was formerly fixed is now in front of the chancel screen. 

2 He died on a visit to London. By his will, dated 13 April, 1 696, in which he is 
described as of Shawhill in Skircoate, gentleman, he left his messuage and lands at 
Shawhill to his daughter Grace, and the remainder of his lands equally to his two 
daughters, Grace and Mary [Original li'ill). Grace married Mr. Rawson, the 
attorney, of Bradford, 4 August, 1707 {North. A'eg.), and Mary became the wife of 
Isaac Hollings, of Shipley [M.L). 



38 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

Arms.— Quarterly (argent and gules), in the second and third 
quarters a fret (or), over all a ess (azure)— Norris. 

Motto. — DUM SPIRO SPERO. 

ELIZAF.ETH CATHERINE 

WIFE OF EDWARD JOHN RUDD, GENTLEMAN, 

SECOND DAUGHTER OF JAMES EDWARD AND MARY NORRIS, 

WHO DIED July 9™ 1842, 

AGED 2 1 YEARS. 

IN MEMORY OF 

JAMES EDWARD NORRIS, OF SAVILE HALL, 

NEAR THIS TOWN, GENTLEMAN, 

WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 9''.'' 1 842, 

AGED 49. 

A JOINT EXPRESSION OF CONJUGAL AND FILIAL AFFECTION BY 

HIS SORROWING WIDOW AND CHILDREN. 

ALSO OF MARY, 

RELICT OF THE ABOVE NAMED JAMES EDWARD NORRIS, 

WHO DIED JUNE I4™ 1872, AGED 84. 

AND WAS BURIED AT HOLLINGTON CHURCH, 

NEAR S^ LEONARDS- ON-SEA. 

SAGAR. 

On a brass plate, 15 by 7 J inches, fixed to the second pillar from 
the east in the south arcade of the chancel. 

To THE 
MEMORY OF 

Joseph Sagar, 

WHO DIED 

APRIL 2^^ 1900, 

HAVING FAITHFULLY 

SERVED IN THIS ChURCH 

FOR NEARLY FORTY YEARS 

AS Verger 

AND Parish Clerk, 

THIS Brass 

is erected BY 

MANY FRIENDS. 

Ga'.vthorp Si-' London 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 39 

SAYER. 

On an oval white marble tablet fixed to a shallow buttress in the 
north wall of the church between the second and third windows 
from the west.^ 

Arms. — None now visible. 

Near this place 

are deposited the Remains 

of MARY, the Wife of tho? saver 

of Halifax^ Gentleman, and Coheiress 

of will¥ cockcroft, of Mayroyd Esq. 

She died the 12^?' of May 1779, Aged 36 Years. 

This Monument is erected to her Memory 

by an Affectionate and Afflicted Husband 

As a respectful token of his Esteem for those Virtues 

which adorned her Heart and endeared her to Him 

and to all who had the happiness of an Acquaintance with her. 

Ask not, pensive Reader, a recital of those Virtues 

which her Humility wished to conceal : 

This silent Marble refers thee for information 

To the tears and cries of the Sick and Needy 

who lost in Her a sympathetic Attendant on their distress 

and a generous Reliever of their Wants, 

And to the regret of that Concourse of every Age and Rank 

who paid an honourable and voluntary Tribute to her Merit 

by accompanying her Remains to their Interment. 

If Her amiable Example excite thy Imitation 

forget not to adopt her noblest Praise 

by fulfilling every duty of Nature and Society 

from a principle of Affection and Gratitude 

to GOD, the Friend, the Parent, 

the Redeemer of Mankind. 

THOMAS saver,- Gcut :, 

Ob : 12 May 1781. 
.^tat. 44. 

S. & J. Hope, Manchester, Fecit. 

1 "Against the {blank) pillar in the North aisle" [Walker's MS., fo. 71). 

2 By his will, dated 19 April, 1781, in which he describes himself as "of Halifax, 
aitorney at law,"' he left his real estate, subject to certain charges, to his nepkew, 
Thomas William Tew. To his sister, Miss Grace Cockcroft, he bequeathed his gold 
watch with the gold and shagreen cases, both the chains belonging thereto, and all his 
gold seals [Reg. Test., cxxv, 312). 



40 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

SAYER. 
On a brass plate, 8| by 8 inches, fixed to the southern face of a 
buttress supportmg the north-east angle of the tower. 

MARY 

the Wife of 

THOMAS SAYER, 

Died May 12*^ 1779. 
Aged ^6 years. 

SMITH. 

On a brass plate, 24 by 13 inches, fixed to the first pillar from 
the west in the south arcade of the nave. 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF 

SOLOMON CHARLES SMITH, M.D., 

ELDEST SON OF 

SOLOMON SMITH of HALIFAX SURGEON, 

BORN MARCH II 1 842, 

DIED APRIL 5 1903. 

FOR THIRTY SIX YEARS HE WAS 

HONORARY AND CONSULTING SURGEON 

TO THE ROYAL HALIFAX INFIRMARY 

DEVOTING HIS BEST ENERGIES TO 

ITS WELFARE. 

THIS BRASS IS ERECTED 

BY HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN. 

GRANT HIM O LORD ETERNAL REST. 

Gawthorp Sc, London 

SOMMERSCALES. 

Cut on stone, which has been painted over, within a raised stone 
border, and fixed beneath the west window of the north aisle. 

M' Richard 

Sommerscales^ of Halyfax 

who Died Aprill the Eight 

Anno Domini : 1613. 

1 An extract from his will and some account of his charity are given in Watson 
(pp. 583-5). By an agreement made in 1644, it was arranged that the lands lying in 
Halifax should be held for the use of the poor of that town, and the lands in Ovenden 
for the poor of Ovenden (Crabtree, p. 180). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 



41 



And who by his last will gaue 

all his Lands in Halyfax & Ouenden 

(after the Decease of ^^^ Sister^) to the 

poor of the said two Townes for 

euer, Amongst whome he gaue 

40 shillings to his Sisters Husband 

For the Terme of his life. 



SOUTH AFRICAN WAR. 

On a brass plate, 5 by 3 feet, within a white marble frame, 
slightly streaked with gray, on the north wall of the church, between 
the third and fourth windows from the west, below the Preston 
monument. 

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The wife of John Holdsvvorth (Watson, p. 583). 



42 



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STEAD. 

On a white marble monument, streaked with gray, fixed to the 
south wall of the church, immediately above the south door.^ 

Arms. — (Arg.), a chevron sa. between three dogs' heads,-^ proper, 
muzzled or — Stead. 

SACRED to the MEMORY of MARY, the Wife of SAM^ STEAD 

of Halifax, who was bur^4he 29*.'' of May 1734, Aged 82 Years. 

Also of the s^s^STEAD,^ who died the 4*?^ of Dec^ 1736, aged 80. 

Also of NAOMI, the Wife of valentine stead, Merchant, 

who died the 9 of Oct'' 1740, aged 47. 

Also of the s'Wa!' STEAD, who died the 16 May 1758, aged 70, 

and 7 of y"" Child". 

Also of sam!' stead Esq*', Son of the s'^ va^^ who died the 24 

Novy 1764, aged 30. 

1 "On a pier" — in the antechapel {IValker's MS., fo. 26). 

2 Watson gives "three bears' heads erased" {History of Halifax^ p. 213), 

3 "Mr. Saml. Stead of Halifax bur. Dec. 8, (1736), aged — , very rich " {North. 
Reg.). In his will, dated 9 Sept., 1735, he mentions his sons, William of Tower 
Hill, London, merchant, Samuel of Rochdale, Valentine of Halifax, Jonathan, 
deceased, and his daughter Martha, the wife of John Caygill, to whom jointly with 
her husband he left the Upper Shaw and the Lower Shaw Sike in Halifax, with 
remainder to their son John and his heirs {Reg. Test., Ixxxiv, 395). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 43 

Also of GRACE, his Wife, who died the 27 July 1776, aged 37. 
Also of MARY, the Wife of sam? stead. Son of the s^ sam^, 

who died at York the 24 Apl 1793, aged ;^^. 

Also of the s?s^ stead, who died the 6 Septy 1800, aged 40, 

& was bur? at Bishop Hill the younger in York with his Wife, 

and 3 of yy Child" who died luPf. 

STERNE. 

Painted on a small oval wooden tablet, 16 J by 12J inches, the 
arms of Sterne in the centre, the inscription round the circumference; 
the whole enclosed within a wreath of bay leaves carved in the 
wood. Fixed to the eastern face of a buttress supporting the north- 
eastern angle of the tower. 

Arms. — Or, a chevron between three crosses flory sable — Sterne. 

Simon Sterne^ Esq. Benefactor: Anno Domini: 1701. 

STOCKDALE. 

On a monument of white and red marble of classical design fixed 
to the south wall of the Holdsworth Chapel^ between the first and 
second windows from the east. 

Arms. — Sable, a chevron argent between three owls proper — 
Prescot. 

Near 

this place 

lye the Bodies 

of Mf Robert Stockdale' of 

Halifax, mercer, who died the 

27*.^ Day of July 1746, Aged 51. 

And of Margaret, his Wife, 

1 The third son of Ric. Sterne, Archbishop of York, by his wife Elizabeth, 
daughter of (Edw.) Dickinson (of Farnborough in Hants.). He married Mary, 
daughter and heiress of Sir Roger Jacques, of Elvington. by Margery, daughter of 
Laurence Rawdon (Hunter's Favi. A/in. Gent., p. 516), He bought Woodhouse, 
now called Wood Hall, in Skircoat, and resided there. He was a justice of the peace. 
Buried at Halifax 17 April, 1703. He is said to have given some valuable books to 
the Parish Church Library, which to-day contains several works with the names of 
different members of the Sterne family written in them. The word "benefactor" on 
this tablet, with the date " 1701," certainly seems to show that it commemorates some 
benefaction made to the church in his lifetime. Should it refer to a gift of books, 
the tablet was probably originally placed in the library, for which it would be quite 
suitable. In his will, dated 28 May, 1696, he gave "all my bookes of Divinity unto 
the eldest of my sons for ever that shall goe or enter into Orders. Item I give and 
bequeath all the rest and residue of my bookes whatsoever unto Richard, my eldest 
son, for ever" {^Ori^inal Will). 

2 In 1735 he lived in a messuage, owned by Samuel Stead, situated in Crown 
Street nigh unto the Cloth Hall (Will of Sam. Stead, Reg. Test., Ixxxiv, 395). 



44 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

Daughter of ml' John Prescot 

of Halifax afores^, who died 

the 1 8*^^ Day of Septemb^- 1748, 

aged 45. 

And of John, the Son of 

m? John Baldwin of Halifax, 

Attorney at Law, by Sarah, his 

wife, anothy Daughter of the 

said John Prescot, who died y^ 

29^^ of Novy 1735, Aged 6 weeks. 

And also of Sarah, y^ s^ Wife 

of y^ s<^ John Baldwin, who died 

the 5^'' Day of Decemb'' 1746, 

Aged 39. 

Also of the afores^ John Baldwin 

who died May 23^^ 1772, Aged ,^ 

leaving one Son, William, of the 

Middle Temple, LONDON. 

Also 

in Memory of the abovenamed 

WnXIAM BALDWIN, ESQ^ 

who died October 10"' 181 3 in the 77'^ Year 

of his Age, and was interred in the 

Middle Temple, London, leaving 

two Daughters and one Son 

JOHN. 

SUGDEN. 

On a white marble monument fixed to the west wall of the north 
aisle, between the window and the tow^er, a medallion portrait, and 
beneath — 

TO THE MEMORY OF 

DAN HOLGATE SUGDEN,- OF HALIFAX, 

WHO DIED ON THE 2ND OF JULY, 1 846 : AGED 53. 

THIS TABLET IS INSCRIBED BY HIS FRIENDS 

AS A TOKEN OF THEIR ESTIMATION OF HIS HIGH 

^ Blank on monument. 

2 "For many years an eminent provincial performer on the French horn and on 

the flute. At a later period the double bass was his chosen instrument The 

last act of Mr. Sugden's public usefulness in his profession was as conductor of 
upwards of 20,000 teachers and scholars at the Sunday School Jubilee celebration in 
the Piece Hall on Whit-Tuesday last" {Halifax Guardian, 4 July, 1846). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 45 

TALENTS AS A MUSICIAN, AND AS A TEACHER OF MUSIC & SINGING ; 

BUT YET MORE SO AS A PROOF OF THEIR ATTACHMENT AND 

REGARD FOR HIS FRANK AND GENEROUS 

DISPOSITION, AND TRUE CHRISTIAN FEELINGS; WHICH 

SPARED NO EFFORT IN PATRONISING AND HELPING FORWARD 

HUMBLE TALENT TO THE MERITED DISTINCTION 

AND REWARD NOW ENJOYED BY MANY ; 

WHO, BUT FOR HIS DISINTERESTED ASSISTANCE, 

WOULD HAVE REMAINED IN OBSCURITY. 

TILLOTSON. 

On a large wooden tablet on the west wall of the tower, to the 
north of the great door.^ 
Arms. — None visible." 

lohanes Tillotson," 
Archiepus Cantuaf^, 

Natus Sowrbis, 
Renatus Halyfaxi^ 

^tiogbris j^^Q^ 

Denatus Lambethae 
, 2 2''° Nouebris A.D. i6()[4], 
Y^^tatis su£e 65. 

TRAVERS. 

On a brass plate, 30 by 22 J inches, with the arms, crest, and 
motto of the regiment, and the inscription, 3 B" duke of 
WELLINGTONS WEST RIDING REGIMENT in the Upper left hand 
spandrel, and between two palm leaves a crown, the word kumassi 
and some native characters, and under all the word hausas, in the 
right hand upper spandrel, fixed to the south wall of the church, 
between the chancel screen and the first window west of the screen. 

^ " In the Chancel" (Watson, p. 389). "On the leaning part at the N. side of the 
roof" — in chancel {Walker's MS., fo. 103). 

2 There no doubt have been some arms on this tablet, though they cannot now be 
made out. Watson says they were the arms of the See of Canterbuiy impaled with 
Tillotson [History of Halifax, p. 389), and gives the Tillotson arms as, Azure, a 
bend cotised, between two garbs, or, which are those of Tilston of Tilston in Cheshire 
[Ibid., p. 295). 

^ Son of Robert Tillotson, a clothier. Born at Haugh End in Sowerby. Educated 
at Clare Hall, Camb., of which college he was elected a Fellow in 1651. In 1663 he 
became rector of Keddington in Suffolk, a position he resigned on being chosen 
preacher to the Society of Lincoln's Inn. Afterwards made Dean of Canterbury and 
Prebendary of St. Paul's, exchanging the deanery later for that of St. Paul's. Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury 1691. He married in 1664 Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. French 
and niece of Oliver Cromwell (Crabtree, p. 287). 



46 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

THE HAND OF GOD AND 



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H 

^ To THE GLORY OF GOD W 

AND ^ 

C/) K 

1:3 IN EVER-DEARLY LOVED MEMORY OF ^ 

§ Gordon Dermer Travers, P 

H 



LIEUTENANT 3''.'* BATT : DUKE OF WELLINGTONS ^ 

O 



O WEST RIDING REGIMENT 

2 AND INSPECTOR GOLD COAST CONSTABULARY, g 

WHO ENTERED INTO REST ^ 

•T" on BOARD S.S. NIGER OFF GRAND BASSAM, ^ 



H WEST COAST OF AFRICA, 



fjL, JUNE 2^™ I09I, H 

O AGED 28 YEARS. H 

C/5 . BURIED AT SEA. 2 

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Q Grant him O Lord eternal rest and ffi 

^ LET light perpetual SHINE UPON HIM. H 



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KEITH & CO LONDON 

WADDINGTON. 



On a white marble monument fixed to the south wall of the 
church immediately to the east of the south door.^ 

Arms. — L Argent, a fess azure between three fleurs-dedys of the 
second — Waddington ; impaling, Or, a chevron sable, charged with 
three fleurs-de-lys of the first, between three rams' heads of the second 
— (?) Ramsden. H. Azure, a chevron or charged with three ears of 
corn proper; impaling, Azure, three crowns, two and one, or. 

I/V MEMORY OF 

JAMES, eldest Son of James and Mary Waddington, of Hope-Hall^ 

Halifax, who departed this Life on the 

26"' Day of April 1756; aged 5 Years, 

and of JOHN, another Son of the said James and Mary, 

who died on the 20^*" Day of September 1782 : 

aged 29 Years. 

1 " A marble monument against the corner adjoining the S. aisle joining Eastern 
arch of screen" {Walker's MS., fo. 19). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 47 

Also of JAMES WADDINGTON,^ Father of 

the above mentioned James and JoJm, who 

departed this Life on the iS*?" Day of September 1784: 

aged 67 Years. 

And of MARY, Relict of the said James Waddington, 

who died on the 26*.'' Day of March 1799 ; 

aged 79 Years. 

Also the Body of RICHARD BROOME ESQ'^ 

of Hope-Hall, who departed this Life on the 17*?* 

Day of June 1813; Aged 58 Years, 

and of HANNAH, Relict of the said 

Richard Broome Esq'^f who departed this Life 

on the 30*?' Day of September 1820 : aged 60 Years. 

HANNAH BROOME, Niece to the above mentioned 

James and Mary Waddington and Relict of the 

said Richard Broome Esq'".^ hath caused this 

MONUMENT to be erected in grateful 

Remembrance of her Uncle and Aunt: and in 

Testimony of conjugal Regard to the Memory of 

a most kind and affectionate Husbaiid. 

W. Bradley 

WADSWORTH. 

On a large white marble tablet fixed to the west wall of the 
Holdsworth Chapel. 

Arms. — Gules, three fleurs-de-lys, argent — Wadsworth. 

NEAR THIS TABLET, 

without the Wall, lie interred, in hope 

of a joyful Resurrection to eternal Life 

through the alone Merits of 

CHRIST the SAVIOUR, 

John Wadsworth of Holdsworth,^ 

1 In his will, dated 15 Sept., 1784, in which he is described as "of Halifax, 
manufacturer,'' he bequeathed "to the Trustees of the I>eeds Infirmary ^50." "To 
eighty-four poor persons the sum of forty guineas." He directed his exors. ' ' to lay 
out five pounds per annum for ten years in purchasing books for the use of the Sunday 
Schools in Halifax" {Rc'^. Test., cxxviii, 409). He married Mary Ramsden at lUing- 
worth 27 March, 1750 {North. Reg.). 

2 Holdsworth House was purchased 12 August, 1657, from Abraham Brigg by 
Henry Wadsworth, of Peacock House, in Warley. The Wadsworth family resided 
here until the early part of the nineteenth centur\', when the direct line died out. It 
then passed to Matthew Ayrton, a distant relative, who assumed the name of 
Wadsworth, and continued in his family until 1895, when the property was sold 
{Hx. Ant. Soc. Trans., 1905, pp. 228-30). 



48 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

Gentleman, Ob* May lo*!' 17 15 /^:* 70. 
Deborah Wadsworth Wife of the above 

John Wadsworth Ob* July i'.^ 1697. 

Mary, Martha, and Deborah Wadsworth, 

their Daughters, who died young. 

Henry Wadsworth Son of the above named 

John Wadsworth Ob! June 15*" 1765 .^^:* 68. 

Mary Wadsworth Wife of the above 

Henry Wadsworth Ob! April 22".'' 1745. 

Deborah and Ann their Children. 

Rev? John Wadsworth, B.A., many years 

Curate of Coley, Son of the above named 

Henry Wadsworth, Ob* March 4*?^ 1782 ^* 62. 

SamMVadsworth his Son Ob* Dec"" 20*'^ 1774 JE' 17. 

Esther Widow of the Rev^' J. Thwaites 

and Daughter of the above named 

Henry Wadsworth, Ob* June 2"'^ 1807 JF} 81. 

Rev!^ Daniel Bentley Curate of lUingworth 

in this Parish, 30 Years, Ob* 15*?' Novl" 1748 xE* 54. 

Elizabeth his Wife Daughter of the above 

John U'adsworth of Holdsworth. 

Susannah Wadsworth her Sister. Also 

Timothy Brother of the Rev^ D. Bentley. 

Betty Bentley Daughter of the above 

Rev!'D Bentley Ob* May 2"/' 1792 JE' ^o. 

Hannah Bentley her Sister Ob* Nov!' 17*?' 1813, 

.E*93- 

WATER HOUSE. 

The remains of a brass, consisting of a plate, 8| by 4 inches, 
with inscription No. i in incised black letters ; below >hich were 
originally the figures of a man and woman kneeling (the heads of 
which still remained until the restoration of 1878, when they were 
stolen), with scrolls, bearing the inscriptions Nos. 2 and 3 in raised 
black letter, issuing from their mouths ; and lower still a brass plate, 
14 by 4^ inches, with the inscription No. 4 in raised black letter. 
The pieces are fixed to the end of the thirteenth pew from the east 
on the south side of the middle aisle.^ 

^ "In the middle isle of the Church fixed lo a seat near the pulpit" (Watson, 
p. 390). "On pew No. 44 in S. side of Mid aisle" {Walkei-'s MS., fo. 58). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 49 



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0n me ge tjougti ]^e biere tieetr 
get Cfjall fje Igtte ant( Ini^ofoeue'^ 
IguetJ ^ ieleuet!) me Hjall neue'^tig 

Jofjn xt capit^" 

2. ilHiTerere met tfe9 et falua me. 

3. iHiTerere met tie9 fctim magna mifertcortiia tua ipg. 

4 .'.... Ifofjit 

irrateri^otos^ of i^algfax $c ^ignes JS^ togff 
inl^tclje Jofjn bepteti from tfjgs luorltJe tje 
xibii bag of Januarii 3[n° tini ilH°ccccc°xxx 
ix" 

WATERHOUSE. 

Cut on stone within a raised stone border, beneath the west 
window of the Rokeby Chapel. 

Near this 

Place Lyeth the 

Body of John Waterhouse,^ 

of Skircoat, who Departed 

this Life February 17^^ 1732 

In the 63 year of his Age : 

Also four of his Children was 

interr'd near this place. 

Sarah, Sep'' 17"' 1708 Aged 7 years. 

Elisabeth, May ii^^ 17 19 Aged 13. 

1 Son and heir of Richard and Isabel Waterhouse. He married Agnes, daughter 
of John Rishworth, of Coley Hall. 

2 There has been an extraordinary perpetuation of error in connection with this date. 
The Halifax historians, Watson, Jacobs, Crabtree, and Walker, all give 'mcccccxxx' 
as the date recorded on this brass, the first and last of them giving a plate showing 
this year. Mr. Mill Stephenson too, in his article on " Monumental Brasses in the 
West Riding" ( Vor/cs. Arch, journal, xv, i8), has been led into the same error, and 
publishes an illustration taken from a rubbing showing ' MCCCCCXXX.' Yet it is quite 
certain that it should read "mcccccxxxix."' The mistake in the rubbing has occurred 
in this way. Line 4 of the inscription undoubtedly ends with 'mcccccxxx,' but 
line 5 begins with ' ix,' which is just as clear as the portion of the inscription which 
precedes it, the rest of line 5 having been obliterated. Line 5 is shown in the illustra- 
tion referred to as wholly obliterated, which is incorrect, the rubber having neglected 
to take the impression of the ' ix,' with which the line begins. If there was any 
doubt, the Register confirms 'mcccccxxxix,' "1539, Johannes Waterhovvse de 
Halifax sepultus fuit xxviii'^ die mensis ejusdem (Jan.)."' 

2 The son of Isaac Waterhouse and Grace Foxcroft. He married Ellen Spencer 
(Foster's Yorks. Families). He was baptised at Halifax 21 May, 1671 [Hx. Reg.). 



50 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

Susanna, July 16*?' 1738 Aged 22. 

Also a second Sarah^ June 5*^^ 1744 

Aged 34. Also Ellen, Wife of the 

abovesaid John Waterhouse, who 

died, Aug'.' ii^f" 1754, Aged 76. 

Also John, his Son, was buried Sepf 

5*^ 1764, Aged 45 years. 

WATERHOUSE. 

On a white marble monument fixed to the north wall of the 
Rokeby Chapel, between the second and third windows from the 
west. 

Arms. — Quarterly of six, i and 6. Or, a pile engrailed sable — 
Waterhouse. 2. Gules, three bendlets vair — Longvale. 3. Argent, 
on a bend sable three (? torteaux) of the first — (?) Spencer. 4. Or, 
a fess engrailed azure, within a bordure sable — (?) Brooksbank. 
5. Paly of six, argent and azure, over all a bend sable charged with 
three annulets — Saunderson ; impaling, Per fess, sable and azure, a 
castle with four towers argent — Rawson. 

Crest. — An eagle's leg erased at the thigh, (sable), leg and claws, (or). 

Motto. VERITAS VINCIT OMNIA. 

TO THE MEMORY OF 

JOHN WATERHOUSE, 

OF WELLHEAD, ESQ^'', 

AND 

GRACE ELIZABETH WATERHOUSE, 

GATHERED TO THEIR REST 

IN SURE AND CERTAIN HOPE OF 

THE RESURRECTION TO ETERNAL LIFE, 

THE FORMER, JANUARY 2 1, 1847, 

AGED 73; 

THE LATTER, FEBRUARY^ig, 1 849, 

AGED 69. 

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED 

IN DUTIFUL AND AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE 

OF PARENTAL WORTH 

BY THEIR SURVIVING CHILDREN. 

''THIS CORRUPTIBLE MUST PUT ON INCORRUPTION, 

AND THIS MORTAL MUST PUT ON IMMORTALITY." 

I COR. XV. 53. 

T. GAKFIN, 63, REGENT S^, LONDON. 

1 Mentioned in her father's will as the wife of John Whitehead {Reg. Test., 
Ixxxiii, 54). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 



51 



WATERHOUSE. 

On a very large stone monument of classical design, which has 
been painted over, fixed to the north wall of the church, between the 
first and second windows from the east/ 

IN 

Memory 

of the Pious and Charitable 

M^ NATHANIEL WATERHOUSE,^ late of 

Hallifax Salter, who Bequeathed his Estate to the 

Use of the Church and Poor as followeth, 

Habitations for Twelve Aged Persons, 

Eighteen Pounds per Ann : to be paid to the said 

Twelve Aged persons towards their Maintenance, 

And Six Pounds per Ann : for Clothing, 

An Hospitall for Ten Boys and Ten Girls, 

A Master for Teaching the Children to Work, 

Twenty Shillings per Ann : for the Repairs of the 

DwelHngs of the Aged Persons, and Hospitall, 

Forty Five Pounds per Ann: to the Master to keep the said 

Twenty Children with Meat drink etc. and Five Pounds 

per Ann : to buy them blue Coats, 

The Master to be Displaced for Miscarriages, 

The House and Buildings at Causey head and a reserved 

Rent of i2Sper Ann: to the Lecturer of the Parish Church of 

Hallifax, who is to visit the aged and Catechise the Boys and Girls 

For want of a Lecturer the profits to go to the poor. 

Forty Shillings per Ann : to Defray the Expences of the Feoffees, 

Forty Pounds per Ann : to the Ministers of the twelve Chapels within 

the Vicarage of Hallifax for preaching a Sermon on the first Wednesday 

of every Month, their severall Stipends are as followeth ; the Preacher at 



Sowerby Bridge Chapel . 


/. s. d. 

. 5:0:0 


EUand Chapel 


/. s. d. 

4:0:0 


Illingworth Chapel 


. 4:0:0 


Ripponden Chapel 


3:0:0 


Coley Chapel 


. 4:0:0 


Sowerby Chapel 


4:0:0 


Lightcliffe Chapel 


4:0:0 


Luddenden Chapel 


3:0:0 


Brier Chapel ... 


3:0:0 


Heptonstall Chapel 


2:0:0 


Rastrick Chapel 


. 2:0:0 


Crosstone Chapel 


2:0:0 



1 " Affixed on the wall to the right of the communion " (Crabtree, p. 124). 

2 The great Halifax benefactor. He was the son of Michael Waterhouse, of 
Woodhouse, by his second wife Cicilie, widow of William Rayner (Walker's Halifax 
Registers, p. 60), and was a Salter or oil drawer. He was baptised at Halifax ii Sept., 
1586, and married Dorothy Wilson 16 Nov., 1607. 



O ^ i"l f'-A \ 

AUG 1 .. :j-itji 



52 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

If there be a Vacancy in any of the Chapels the Salary to be 

Employed for the Benefit of the Children, 

Forty Shillings per Ann : to the poor of Huddersfield and Mirfield, 

Three Pounds per Ann : for Repairing Highways, 

Forty Shillings per Ann : to Hallifax free School, 

A Workhouse for Employing the poor, with all the Appurtenances, a 

Laith Adjoyning to the west part thereof. And a close called hatter's 

Close, and two Hundred pound to purchase Lands which was 

Laid out in Howkins Farm. 

For the better Management of his Workhouse, he Appointed a 

Master and twelve Governours, and obtained letters patents from King 

Charles the First to make them one incorporated body, he was the first 

Master. 
This pious and Good Man departed this life the Sixth day of 

October 1645, Aged 59 years. 
His body is interred in the north Chapel of this Church. 

WATERHOUSE. 

On a white marble monument, surmounted by a funeral urn, and 
fixed to the north wall of the church, to the east of the fourth 
window from the west.-^ 

SACRED 

to the Memory of SAMUEL WATERHOUSE, 

of Sapling Grove ifi the Township of Skircoat, 

who departed this Life June 20"' 1802, 

aged 55 years. 

Also of RACHEL, the Relict of 

the above SAMUEL WATERHOUSE, 

who died February 17^^ 1807, 

Aged 61 years. 

Taylor Sculpt York. 

WATKINSON. 

On a wooden monument fixed above a doorway, leading from the 
vestry lobby to the vestry.^ 

H.M. 

Memor[i]ae sacrum Marine, filial 

Unicfe Rev''.' D'" Edvardi W[atki]n- 

^ "In the North Chapel— on the N. wall" {IValkcr's MS., fo. 73). 
2 "On a pillar on the South side of the Chancel" (Watson, p. 391). Quotes 
Watson, and adds, "but not found now'' {Walker's MS., fo. 107). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 53 

son/ Capellae de Luddenden^ 
in hac Vicaria Cur^, Quae Nat[a] Ves- 
per! prsecedente Pasca Anno 
1723, febre perquam mali[gna] 
Correpta, Occidit (heu nimiu 
fugax & multum flebilis) Au- 
gust! xxiv'^ MVCCXXVI°. 

W. R. REGIMENT. 
On a brass plate, 26 by 12 inches, within a black marble border, 
fixed to the north wall of the church, to the east of the fourth 
window from the west, below the regimental crest and the motto, 
virtutis fortuna comes. 

Sacred to the 
memory of the following 

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MeN 

OF THE 3':° Battalion 

Duke of Wellington's West Riding Reg^ 

WHO lost their lives 

IN THE Service of their Country 

during the South African War 

1900-1901-1902. 



CoRP^ E. Settle | Df^ E. Oldham 

Privates 

J. bland J. CONNOLLY 

J. broadbent J. hart 

C. CLARKE P. KILGALLON 

W. COATES T. M?DERM0TT 

(i'.* B" attached) ; j. weatherhead 

Be tf)ou faitf)ful unto tfcatf), ant( 
31 taill gibe tfjce a croinn of life. 

REV. II. 10. 

This Tablet was erected by 

Col. A. K. Wyllie, C.B., the Officers, 

Non-Commissioned Officers, and Men 

OF THE Battalion. 

Gawthorp, S^ London. 

1 Eldest son of Benjamin Watkinson, M.D., of Wakefield. He married Anne, 
daughter of Rowland Mitchell, of Hunslet Hall, alderman of Leeds (Deed in 
possession of Yorks. Arch. Soc). 

2 "Jun. 6, 1724, came to be curate Edward Watkinson, M.D., who staid there 
three years and seven months." '* D"" Watkinson gave several pieces of plate to this 



54 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

WEST-SYMES. 

On a brass plate, i8-i- by 9 inches, fixed to the fifth pillar from 
the west in the north arcade of the nave. 

anb in lobing memorg of 

Edward Bertram 

West-Symes. 



f^e iaas born ^pril W 1880. 

anti tii£t( Iprfl 2S^P 1901 

of iFeijcr 

at Cape SToinn, Soutf) Africa 

Inljilst serbinrj in ti^c 

Ambulance Brigade 

of tfje ©rtitr of 

St Ja!}n of Scrusalcm 

in C^njjlantr. 



*'|^c Ijcinfl matrc perfect in a 
^l}avt time fiilfilletr a long time." 

WHITAKER. 
On a white marble monument fixed to the south wall of the 
church, between the south door and the westernmost window/ 
Arms. — None now visible. 

In Memory of Mi" Dan?- Whitaker of Halifax Grocer, 

who departed this Life August 16*.^ 1728, Aged 46 Years. 

His Remains were deposited in the Church 

of S* Michael Bassishaw London, 

Near this Place are interr'd the Remains of 

Hannah his Wife, who departed this Life April 8'.'' 

1746, in the 59*.'' Year of her Age. 

Here also lie the Bodies of two Daughters and four Sons 

chapel, as appears from inscriptions thereon" (Watson, pp. 437-S). He afterwards 
became rector of Little Chart in Kent, and in 1732 conveyed a messuage and two 
cottages in Vicar Lane, Leeds, and two cottages at Hunslet, from the rents of 
which the trustees were to provide twelve 2d. loaves every week for twelve poor 
widows, six in the township of Midgley and six in the township of Warley, every 
Sunday after morning service {/did., 666). 

^ "In the Antechapel," "on a pier" {Walker's MS., fo. 25). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 55 

Viz. Elizabeth & Mary, Robert, Thomas, 

loHN & Daniel. 

Abraham & William their Sons, died in London 

and their Bodies buried in the Church of 

S^ Michael Bassishaw. 

This Monument was Erected 

agreable to the Will of the late 

M? William Whitaker. 

WILKINSON. 

On a white marble monument fixed to the north wall of the 
church, between the first window from the west and the north door. 

Arms. — Azure, a chevron between three whelks argent — Wilkinson; 
impaling. Sable, three falcons. 

Crest. — A demi-lion rampant rising from a mural crown. 
Motto. — Unitas. 

M.S. 
ROBERTI . WILKINSON\ S.T.B. 

SCHOLAE . PVBLICAE . IN . AGRO . SKIRCOTIANO . 

ANNOS . PLVS . QVAM . L . 

PRAEFECTI . OPTVMI {stc) 

VIXIT . ANN. LXXXVI. DECESSIT . A.S. MDCCCXXXIX 

ET . SARAE . VXORIS . EIVS . PRAESTANTISSVMAE 

VIXIT . ANN. LXXIII. DECESSIT . A.S. MDCCCXXXIII . 

ERAT . ILLE . SI . QVIS . ALIVS 

IN . PVERIS . INSTITVENDIS 

STRENVVS . SOLERS . SANCTVS. 

HAEC . VERO . IN . DOMESTICA . DISCIPVLORVM , CURA 

CVSTOS . VNICE . FIDELIS 

PATRONA . BENIGNISSVMA 

ET . TANTVM . NGN . MATER 

OSSIBVS . AMBORVM . IN . EODEM . SEPVLCRO . 

PROVT . MVTVVM . AMOREM . DECEBAT 

ALIBI . CONDITIS 
HOC . MONVMENTVM . PIETATIS . ERGO 
GRATI . ALVMNI 
P. C. 

1 Headmaster of Heath School 1 789-1 839. Said to have been a native of 
Cumberland. Took orders before 1777. Curate of LightcUfife 1782. Vicar of Darton 
1790. He married Sarah Robinson, of Hipperholme, at HaHfax Parish Church, 
15 July, 1782 (T. Cox's The Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth at Heath, p. 75). 



56 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

WILSON. 

Cut on a stone tablet within a raised stone border, and fixed 
beneath the westernmost window in the south wall of the church. 

Here Lyeth 

the Body of lohn 

Wilson, Formerly 

Clark of the parish 

Church of Halyfax, 

who was buried the 

17"' day of Nouember 1701. 

Also George Wilson, his son, 

was Buried August 12*^ 1720, 

Aged 26 years. 

WOOD. 

On a brass plate, 13 J by 9 inches, fixed to the stone bearing the 
next inscription. 

In memory of Richard, Son of 
Samuel Wood of Halifax, who di- 
ed Sepy lo'? 1788 in the 28*?^ year of his 
age, and Suse, only child of the 
above Richard Wood, died at 
HoLBECK near Leeds Apr! 15*?" 1806 
in the 21* year of her age. 

WOOD. 

Cut on a stone against the south wall of the church, between the 
first and second windows west of the chancel screen. 

Near t[ i]ed the 

Body [ ] Samuel 

Wood [ ] depart- 

ed this [ ]f Febru^ 

1756, Aged nine Months and 
three days.^ 
Likewise the Body of Elisabeth, 
Wife of the said Samuel Wood, 
who departed this life the 20*.^ 
day of Octf 1759, Aged 39 years. 

^ At this point the brass plate bearing the preceding inscription is fixed. 
* Here is the matrix of a brass, 12 by 2| inches. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 57 

Also here is interred the Body 

of Sarah, his second Wife, was 

buried the 3'^ of Novemy 1763, 

In the 39*?" year of her Age. 

Also the Body of Samuel Wood, 

their Husband, was buried the 

20^'' of January 1764, Aged 33 

years and 12 weeks. 

WRIGHT. 

Painted on a large stone monument of classical design, fixed to 
the west wall of the Holdsworth Chapel. 

Near this place is interred the 

Body of William Son of WiW"^ Wright 

of Halifax, Iro?imonger ; 

who departed this Life June the 28*.^ 1756. Aged 4 Years. 

Also William Father of the 

above WilV^ Wright, who departed 

this Life May the 12*}^ 1779, 

Aged 62 Years. 

Also Sarah, Wife of the above 

Will"^ Wright, who died Aug^* I6*^ 1786. 

Aged 68 Years. 

And in Memory of Francis, 

Son of the above Will'^ Wright, 

who died Aug'*i7*?' 1794, 

Aged 35 Years. 

Sacred to the Memory 

of ANN RICHARD, Daughter of 

RICHARD and ELIZABETH DOBSON, 

of Newcastle upon Tyne, 

who Died at Hipperholme, December 16*?' 

181 2, aged 14 Years & eleven Months. 

This Tablet is added by 

her widowed Mother. 



58 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 



(B) NOT NOW TO BE FOUND IN THE CHURCH. 



CROWTHER.i 

In a table hanging att the quier dore. 

Here under resteth the body of Brian Crowther,- clothier, of 
Halifax, who deceased in the faith of Christ Jesus, full of yeares and 
good workes, the xi of January, anno Domini 1607, of the age of Ixx, 
cheife benefactor to the free schoole and pore. 

HOUGH.=^ 
In the chancel. 

Sacrum Memerice. 

EDMUNDI HOUGH,^ AM. e Coll Jesu 

CANT, quondam Sodj\ 

Parochia. de THORNTON postca Redoris, 

Tandemq ; hujus Ecdesm Prcesidis ; 

Qui 

Condonando perspicuus, 

Disscrendo facu7idus, 

Pietate CalhoHcus, 

Post exiguum autem Olicanae^ temporis impensum 

Morienti 

Hanc desideratam requiem sibi dedit Deus. 

Obijt I mo. die Aprilis 1691. 

Afino ^-Pdatis 59. 

1 From DodswortK's Yorkshire C/mrch Notes, Yorks. Arch. Soc. , Record Series, 
xxxiv, 44. 

2 By his will he left an annuity of £10 to the poor of Halifax, charged upon his 
messuages and lands at Armyn (Watson's History of Halifax, p. 580), and an annuity 
of £20 to the Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth at Halifax, also charged 
upon his estate at Armyn {Ibid., p. 713), besides other charitable bequests. His widow 
jane and her sister Ellen Hopkinson gave an almshouse to the town during their life- 
time {Ibid., p. 583), and his widow left a rent charge of ^8 per annum for the 
teaching of poor children in the almshouse {Ibid., p. 5^6). 

3 From Wright's History of Halifax, pp. 64, 65. 

* Vicar, 1689-91. ProbaVjly descended from a Cheshire family. He was 
instituted to the rectory of Thornton-in-Craven 13 November, 1668, succeeding 
Dr. Hooke there, as he subsequently did at Halifax. His will and some account of 
him will be found in the Halifax Ant. Soc. Trans., 1904, pp.119-125. There was an 
English inscription to his memory on a stone in the chancel, taken from part of the 
above (Watson's History of Halifax, p. 381). 

5"01icana" for "Halifax" is a mistake, Ilkley having been identified as the 
Roman station to which this name applied. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 59 

ROOKBYE.i 

On a monument in the Rokeby Chapel. 

Orate pro Anima Willielmi RooKBYE,"yf^r. Can. Profess, ac etiam 
Episcopi Medensis et delude Archiepisc. Dublin., Capellce Fundatoris 
istius ; qui objit {sic) 2^^ Novembris. An. Dom. 152 1. 

SHARP.^ 

On a tablet in the chancel, an angel in clouds, blowing a trumpet, 
and on a cloth hanging from it, these words : — 

Johannes,"* Dominus Archiepiscopus Eborum, 1704. 

Arms of Sharp^ painted near the inscription, impaled with those 
of the See of York. 

STEAD.^ 

"Near this place is interred the body of M'' Valentine Stead, 
Merchant, who died May the i6*\ 1758, aged 70. Also Naomi, his 
wife, who died October the 9*^, 1740, aged 47. And seven of their 
children. Also two children of Valentine Stead the younger, who 
erected this monument." 

WATERHOUSE.' 

" In Dr. Johnson's MS. collections is the drawing of a tomb 
said to be removed out of the north chapel when the stairs were 
made which lead to the north gallery there, at the head of which 

^ From Wright's Histo)y of Halifax., p. 43. 

2 Vicar, 1502-21. The son of John Rokeby, of Kirk Sandal. Educated at 
Rotherham and Oxford. Rector of Kirk Sandal 1487. Bishop of Meath 1507. 
Archbishop of Dublin 1511. Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1512. He founded the 
North or Rokeby Chapel in Hahfax Church by his will. His heart and bowels 
were buried at Ilalifax, first in the choir, but afterwards removed into the chapel 
{^Halifax Wills, ii, 225). 

2 From Watson's History of Halifax, p. 387. 

* John Sharp was born at Bradford 16 Feb., 1644-5, being the eldest son of 
Thomas Sharp, Salter, by Dorothy, eldest daughter of John Weddal, of Widdington, 
Yorkshire. Scholar of Christ's College, Camb. Archdeacon of Berkshire 1673. 
Prebendary of Norwich and rector of S. Giles in the Fields, London, 1675. D.D. in 
1679. Dean of Norwich 1681. Named Dean of Canterbury 1689. Archbishop of 
York 1691. Archbishop Tillotson was his lifelong friend {Diet, of Nat. Biog.). 

^ Watson does not give these arms, but the arms of Sharp painted on the chancel 
roof are blazoned as, Sable, a pheon argent within a bordure or, charged with eight 
torteaux, in the Yorks. Arch. Soc. Excursion Programme, 1876, p. 7, although they 
are there wrongly attributed to Tillotson. 

^ From Watson's History of Halifax, p. 388. Neither Watson, Jacobs, nor 
Crabtree gives any note as to the situation of this monument. Cf. the inscription on 
page 42. 

■^ From Watson's History of Halifax, p. 390. There is an illustration facing 
page 403 of the same work. 



60 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

was a shield of arms, viz., Waterhouse, Or, a pile ingrailed sable, 
quartered with Savile, parted per pale quarterly. i. Bosseville, of 

Gunthwaite. 2. Bendy of thirteen pieces, or and argent. 3 

A lion rampant over all a bend gules ; fourth as first. Under 

these a scroll and motto, "Virtus vincit omnia." On the top of the 
tomb lay the figure of a man in armor, holding on his breast a 
shield, with the same arms as above. On one side of his head were, 
on a shield, the arms of Waterhouse, on the other the coats of 
Waterhouse and Savile, quartered ; on one side of his feet, Waterhouse 
impaled with Bosseville, and on the other, Waterhouse impaled with 
the same quarterings as are impaled in the shield on his breast. 
The above stairs were made in 1700." 

WATERHOUSE.^ 
In the quier abovesaid (Rookeby Chapel) ther is a faire monument, 
with this inscription : — 

Here lyeth the body of John Waterhouse"-^ of Shibd[^/2], esquire, 
who dep^^rted the fith day of January, anno Domini 1583. Humanius 
est vitam deridere quam deplorare. 

WATERHOUSE.^^ 
On the north side of the church. 

Here lieth the body of M'' John Waterhouse,^ of Lower Ranns, 
in Northowram, who died April 4*?, 1759, aged 60. 

On the west end of the tomb : — 

Oh Christian Reader ! often think 

Christ will appear. 
How shall I then in judgment stand ! 

^ From Dodsworth'' s Yorkshire Church Notes ^ Yorks. Arch. Soc, Record Series, 
xxxiv, 46. 

2 Son of Robert Waterhouse, of the Moot Hall, by Sibil, daughter and coheiress 
of Robert Savile, of Shibden Hall. He married Jane, daughter and heiress of 
Thomas Bosvile, of Conisborough {Dodsworth^ s Yorkshire Church Notes, p. 46«). 
*' 1583. Johne. Waterhouse de Shepeden, gent., sepult. fuit xxv day of Ja' ''[Hx. Reg.). 

^ From Watson's History of Halt/ax, p. 391. 

* He left all his interest, by lease from Mr. John Coppendale, of Lower and 
Upper Ranns to his wife Ellen during her widowhood. Mentions his sons Samuel 
and John, to the former of whom he left his property at Wyke and in Flalifax, and 
his late brother Samuel, deceased {Reg. Test., cin, 161). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 61 

II. 

INSCRIPTIONS RELATING TO STAINED 
GLASS WINDOWS, Etc. 

(A) NOW IN THE CHURCH. 



ANONYMOUS. 

In the glass of the third window of the north aisle from 
the west. 

To • the • Glory • of • God • & • in • thankfvl • remembrance • of • many | 
loved • ones • gone • before • this • window • is • hvmbly • dedicated • 1879. 

ANONYMOUS. 

On a brass plate, 24^ by 4 inches, fixed on the organ. 

To the Glory of God and in memory of many dear relations and 
friends who worshipped in this Church, the western screen of this 
Organ was erected by Clement Holdsworth, Decy 24 1900. 

W. C. Williams Archt Hx 

ANONYMOUS. 
In the glass at the bottom of the two southernmost lights of the 
east window of the church. 

G. Hedgeland | 1855 

EDWARDS. 

On a brass plate, 52 J by 9 inches, divided into two panels, below 
the easternmost of the north windows^ of the Rokeby Chapel. 

(First panel) • Sorori • admodam • dilect^e • 

• Annae • Elizabethae • 

• Qu^ • nupta • primum • Johanni • Lees • Edwards . 

. Morte • suis • non • sibi • immatura • 

• breve • post • biennium • prserepto • 

Anno ■ Salutis • MDCCCXXXV • Anno • ^tatis • xxxi • 

^ In the glass at the bottom of the westernmost light of the original window 
were the following words: "W. Warrington, Del^ et PinxS" and at the bottom of 
the easternmost light, " London, a.d. i860." This window was replaced by a better 
one in December, 1907, but the original brass still remains (June, 1908), and the 
following inscriptions are painted on the glass of the new window: "Originally 
painted by W. Warrington, i860," and "Re-designed & repainted by J. Hardman 
& Co., 1907." 



62 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

(Second Panel) 

Nupta • iterum • Josepho • I • Hegan • sui ■ adhuc • superstiti . 

. summo • cum • suorum • desiderio • 

animam • ipsa -"speratam • beatitudinem • expectans"- efflavit • 

Anno . Salutis • MDCCCXLVIII • Anno • ^:tatis • xxxviii • 

• J. • et • S. • Waterhouse • 

• Anno . Salutis • MDCCCLX • . 

EDWARDS. 

On a brass plate, 52^ by 9 inches, divided into two panels, below 
the westernmost of the north windows^ of the Rokeby Chapel. 

(First panel) 

. Sorori • carissimae • in • sempiternum . desiderandae • 

• Catharinae • 

• Et • marito • suo • Carolo • Edwards . 

. Unius • diei • intervallo • lethali • febre • peremptis . 

Uno • die • procul • domo • Continae • apud • Scotos • sepultis • 

. Anno . Salutis . MDCCCXLII . 

(Second panel) 

Anno • ^^Ltatis • Catharinae • xxix • Carolo • xxxiv • 
• Fratres • Moerentes • 

• J. • et • S. • Waterhouse • 

. Anno • Salutis • MDCCCLX . 

Amabiles • et • decori • in • vita • sua . 

in • morte • quoque • non . sunt . divisi — ii • Sain • C • i • v xxiii • 

EDWARDS. 

On a concave brass plate, 25^ by lof inches, decorated with 
masonic symbols, fixed to the fifth pillar from the west in the north 
arcade of the nave. 

Arms. — Azure, on a bend nebuly (argent), cotised (or), a fleur-de- 
lys between two martlets of the field, with the red hand of Ulster — 
Edwards; impaling, quarterly, i and 4, Gules, an eagle displayed 
(azure), 2 and 3, Or, a lion rampant sable.^ 

Crest. — Out of a crown vallary (or), a talbot's head (argent), semee- 
de-lys (azure). 

Motto. — Omne bonum Dei donum. 

^ In the glass at the bottom of the westernmost light of the original window 
were the following words: "W. Warrington, Del' et Pinx^" and at the bottom of 
the easternmost light, "London, A. d. i860." This window was also replaced by a 
better one in December, 1907, the original Ijrass remaining, and a similar inscription 
to that in the one to the memory of Anne Elizabeth Edwards being painted on the 
glass. 

2 The impalement is probably Coster. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 63 

To the Glory of God 

and to the cherished memory of 

Brother 

Sir Henry Edwards, 

Bart. C.B. D.L. of Pye Nest, 

Past Provincial Grand Master 

of West Yorkshire Free Masons 

and Past Master of the 

Lodge of Probity N?6i. 



The Clerestory Window 

above this Tablet was 

placed there by the Brethren 

of that Lodge, in token of 

their Fraternal and 

Affectionate Regard. 

December 1886. 

EMMET.^ 

On a brass plate, 83 by 9 inches, below the second window in 
the south wall of the church west of the chancel screen. 

Arms. — Per pale, azure and sable, a fess engrailed ermine between 
three oxes' heads cabossed, (or) — Emmet. 

Crest. — An ox's head. 

Motto. — Mens conscia recti. 
In . honorem • Dei • Optimi . Maximi . Et . in • Piam . Memoriam • stirpis 

cognomine • Emmet • Per • plurimos • annos • hujusce • urbis • incolae • 
Superstites • Sui • G • N • Emmet • et • Vidua • Domus • que • Johannis 

Emmet • Villa • de • Cravensi • nuperrime ■ vita • defuncti • 
Fenestram • banc • ponendam • curavere. Anno • Salutis • MDCCCLXII . 

GARLAND. 

On a brass plate, 24I by 4^ inches, fixed to the organ. 

In memory of William Henry Garland, Mus : Bac : Oxon : 

Organist of this Church 1 884-1 897, a sum of ^300 was 

raised by his many friends for additions to the Organ. 

Gawthorp Sc London 

GAUKROGER. 

On a brass plate, 15:^ by 8 J inches, fixed to the sixth pillar from 
the west in the south arcade of the nave. 

1 In the glass at the bottom of the easternmost light in this window are the words, 
*'W. Warrington, Del^ et Pinx^" 



61- MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

To • the 

Glory . of • God 

and . in • loving • memory 

of • George • and • Mary 

Gaukroger, 
of • Clarendon • Place. 



The • Clerestory • Window 

above • this • Tablet • was 

placed • by • their • Son 

William • and • his • Wife 

Mary • Alice. 

November • 7'.^- 1886. 

GOOCH. 

On a brass plate, 79 by 5 inches, fixed to the south wall of 
the Holdsworth Chapel, below the third window from the east. 

To • the • Glory • of • God • in • honour • of • the Rev^ John Henry 
Gooch, M • A • , Incumbent • of • Stainland • and • Head • Master^- 
of • the • Free • Grammar 
School ■ of • Queen • Elizabeth • at • Heath • in • this • Parish • who • 
died . July 2? 1861 >5< This • Window • was - erected • by • his • 
Pupils . A • D • 1864. 

HARGER. 
On a brass plate, 15 by 8 inches, fixed to the first pillar from 
the east in the south arcade of the chancel. 

To the glory of 

God and in loving 

memory of John & 

Mary Harger, the 

two easternmost 

clerestory windows 

on the south side 

of the Chancel 

were given by their 

two daughters, 

Sara H. Kirk cS: 

Caroline A. Harger, 

September, 1879. 

1 Headmaster 1840-61, 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 65 

HOLDSWORTH. 

On a brass plate beneath the east window of the Holdsworth 
Chapel. 
This . window • is • dedicated • to • the • Memory • of • John • Holds- 
worth • of • Shaw • Lodge • Skircoat • by • his • widow • and • four . 
sons • He • died • the • 6"' of • June • 1857 • 

HOLDSWORTH. 

On a brass plate, $;^ by 5^ inches, fixed to the south wall of the 
Holdsworth Chapel, below the first window from the east.^ 

+ To the glory of God and in loving memory of 

Sarah, Widow of the late John Holdsworth of Shaw lodge Halifax 

born 9*^ August 1800 died April 28*?* 1876 aged 75 years, this window 

[was erected 
by her four sons, William Irving • George • Tom • and John • Holdsworth. 

HOLDSWORTH. 

On a brass plate, 15 by 8 inches, fixed to the third pillar from 
the east in the south arcade of the chancel. 

^ To the 

Glory of God 

This Window 

was erected as 

a thank offering 

by 

Walter Holdsworth, 

Spring Hall, Halifax. 

January 1883. 

HOLDSWORTH. 

On a concave brass plate, 24I by lof inches, fixed to the fifth 
pillar from the west in the south arcade of the nave. 

Arms. — Gules, on a fess or, three lions passant, (azure) — Holds- 
worth ; impaling. Ermine, a fess between three pheons, sable — 
Atkinson. 

Crest. — A lion rampant, gules, supporting between his paws a 
scroll (or). 

Motto. — Sans changer. 

^ In the glass of the window is this inscription : " To • the • glory • of • God | 
this • window • was • erected | in • the • Holdsworth • Chapel • A • d • 1874." 



66 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

To the Glory of God 

the fifth Window on the 

South Side of the Clerestory 

was erected as a 

Thank Offering 

by 

Walter Holdsworth, 

of Spring Hall, Halifax, 

Jan. 1883, 

and the above Window 

was erected by his 

Widow 

Emily Holdsworth, 

in loving memory of him, 

Nov. t886. 



Requiescat in pace. 

HOYLAND. 

On a brass plate, 51 by 5 inches, fixed to the south wall of the 
Holdsworth Chapel, below the second window from the east. 

♦|* Gulielmus -^ Hoyland 4* ob : -^ Feb : ^ 8 *|» a.d. -^ 1864 ♦faet :*|*72.«J» 

Gulielmus «J» Rothwell «f in -|» memoriam ^ posuit. 4* 

HOYLAND. 

In the glass of the fourth window from the east in the south 
wall of the Holdsworth Chapel. 

S • J • K . obh Ian : ii^^ 1854 • jet : 18 • | L • A • ObS February • 
25 • 1851 • ^: 18 . I Ann . Hoyland • Obh 23"^. lan^'iSsi . ^ : 57 • 

HUNTRISS. 
On a brass plate, i6| by 7 inches, fixed to the eastern respond 
of the south arcade of the chancel. 

^ To the 

glory of god, 

and in memory of 

William Huntriss, 

of West Field, Halifax, 

who died the 13 Feb^, 

1883, aged 78 years. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 67 

the easternmost 

bays of these screens 

were erected by 

his sons. 

KIRK. 

On a brass plate, 25I by 5 inches, fixed to the north wall of the 
church, below the fourth window from the west. 

To the honour and glory of God and in memory of Joseph 

Moxon Kirk of Woodside, Halifax, who died A.D. May 9*.^ 1868 

This window was erected by his four children, A.D. October 7*?" 1879 

KNOWLES. 

In the glass of the easternmost triplet of the dormer windows 
over the south door. 
In the middle light : 

In memory of J. W. Knowles died Oct. 25, 1865. 
In the western light : 

And Mary Knowles died Dec. 10, 1865. 

KNOWLES. 

On a brass plate, 2 8| by 4 J inches, fixed to the south wall of 
the church, near to and to the east of the south door. 

To • the • Glory . of • God • this • Easternmost • Window^ 

over • the • South • Entrance • of • this • Church 

was • Erected • In • Memory • of • John • W • Knowles 

and • Mary • his • Wife • who • both • Died • A • D • 1865 

MUSGRAVE.2 

On a brass plate, 6 feet 6 inches by 5 inches, fixed to the west 
wall of the church, below the west window of the south aisle. 

To the Glory of God and in memory of the Venerable Archdeacon 
Musgrave, D.D. 48 years Vicar of this Parish, who died April 17*?' 

1875, 
This window with the Tomb and Figure in the South Chancel, were 
erected by the Parishioners and other Friends. A.D. 1880. 

^ The preceding inscription is in the glass of this window. 
2 M.I., p. 28. 



68 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

NORRIS. 

In the glass of the westernmost triplet of the dormer windows 
over the south door. 

Arms. — Quarterly argent and gules, in the second and third 
quarters a fret, or, over all a fess, azure — Norris ; impaling. Or, on a 
cross sable between 4 trefoils vert 5 mullets argent — Coupland. 

To the Glory of God | and in loving memory of | Sydney and 
Bessy Norris | this window is erected | by their only child | Julia 

Norris, A. L). I005. mayer & co, munich & london. 

NORRIS. 
On a brass plate, 15 by 8 inches, fixed to the first pillar from the 
west in the south arcade of the nave. 

The 

three • Western • Windows^ 

over • South • Porch 

representing • the 

Angel • at • the • Tomb 

are • erected • to 
the • Glory • of • God 

and • in 
loving • memory • of 

Sydney 
and • Bessy • Norris. 



Requiescant • in • pace. 

INIayer & Co London & Munich 

OLD FRAGMENTS. 

At the Restoration the fragments of old stained glass were 
collected together and placed in a five-light dormer window, which 
is in a very inaccessible position above the westernmost window in 
the south wall of the church. The words and parts of words which 
can be made out are, in the first light counting from the east, 
"(E)zech"in the fourth section; in the second light, "propheta" in 
the second section, and " trus " in the fourth ; in the third light, 
"S9 Mathe9" in the fourth section; in the fourth fight, "Joftes" in 
the second section, and "Angeli" in the fourth; and in the fifth light, 
"Regin" in the second section, " Haldes"'- and " Doctor" in the third 
section, and "Scs Thorn" in the fourth section. 

1 The preceding inscription and arms are in the glass of these windows. 

•" This evidently refers to Dr. Robert Maldesworih, vicar from about 1525 to 1556. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 69 

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

On a brass plate, 13^ by 5 inches, fixed to the east face of a 
buttress supporting the north-east angle of the tower. 
H. W. Coulthurst D.D. Vicar of Halifax 
Appropriated this Pew for the Use of the Overseers 
of the Poor of this Town. Anno Domini 1803. 
Finished by | R. Alexander W. Lawrence ) Overseers. 
( I. Lister & A. Mellin. J 

* 

RAWSON. 

On a concave brass plate, 13 by 7^ inches, fixed to the third 

pillar from the east in the south arcade of the chancel. 

The above clerestory window is given 

by Benjamin Currer Rawson July 1884, 

to the glory of God & in loving memory of 

his wife Emily Rawson, died 28 Nov. 1883. Age 31. 

33rd REGIMENT. 
On a brass plate, 24 by 6 inches, fixed to the north wall of the 
church, below the first window from the west.^ 

^ Erected by the Officers of the 33"' Duke of Wellington's Reg* to 

the Glory of God and in memory of their comrades who died serving 

in the Regiment. Major A. J. Weeding died in India I4^'' July 1876. 

Capt" E. S. Wason [Adjutant 6"' West York Militia] died in England 

5*?^ Jan?' 1880. Lieu' R. S. P. Robinson and 2".^^ Lieu* J. B. H. Carmichael 

killed in a landsHp at Naina Tal, India, 18*" Septem!" 1880 ^ 

33rd regiment. 

On a brass plate, 21I by 8J inches, fixed to the sixth pillar from 
the west in the north arcade of the nave. 

Crest.— A demi-lion rampant, rising out of a coronet, holding a 
pennon, having at the head the cross of St. George. 

Motto. — Virtutis fortuna comes. 

1 In the glass of the westernmost light is the regimental crest, A demi-lion 
rampant gules, armed or, rising out of a coronet, or, hoUUng a pennon, gules, having 
at the head the cross of St. George, and the motto, "Virtutis fortuna comes, the 
whole being enclosed within a circular ribbon bearing the names, "Alma, Inkerman, 
Sebastopool." In the easternmost light the number " 33," and " Duke of Wellmg- 
ton's Regiment," enclosed by a similar ribbon, with the following names upon it, 
" Seringapatam, Waterloo, Abyssinia." 



70 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

S3 

These Colours 
were carried by the 

Duke of Wellington's 

Regiment 

from 1854 to 1879, 

and were present at the 

Battles of 

Alma, Inkerman 

and siege and capture of 

Sebastopolj 

also during the Campaign 

in Abyssinia 1868. 



This Tablet is erected by 

the Officers 

[past and present] of the 

1 1* Battalion 

Duke of Wellington's 

West Riding Regiment 

late 33^? 
A.D. MDCCCXCIX. 



76th REGIMENT. 
On a brass plate, 14^ by 9 inches, fixed to the fifth pillar from 
the west in the north arcade of the nave. 

Regiment. 

Erected • by • Officers 

who • served • in • the • 76*?" 

Reg* • to • Record • that • the 

Colours • inscribed • with 
the • number • of • the • Reg- 
iment • and • placed • in • this 
Church • above • this • Pillar 
June . 11^^. 1888 . are • the 
Colours • which • the • 76*?* 
Regiment • last • carried. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 71 

RIGGE. 

On a brass plate, 25 by 7 J inches, fixed to the third pillar from 
the east in the north arcade of the chancel. 

Arms. — Gules, a fess ermine between three water spaniels argent, 
holding in their mouths a bird bolt, (or) — Rigge. 

Crest. — A water spaniel gules, holding in its mouth a bird bolt, (or). 

Motto. — Esto fortis. 

To the 

Glory of God 

and in affectionate 

remembrance of 

Christopher Taylor 

Rigge, 

who died 

June s'** 1886, 

aged 78 years. 

The 

Clerestory Window 

immediately above 

this Tablet 

is dedicated by 

his Son 

Samuel Taylor 

Rigge, F.S.A. 



A.D. 1887. 



RIGGE. 



In the glass of the second window from the west in the north 
wall of the church. 

Samvel Taylor Rigge died 2 2"'*Jvly 1832 aged 68 y'^^' | 
Mary Rigge his wife died 12*?' Feb 1823, aged 54 y""" 

SMITH. 

In the glass of the east window of the north choir aisle. 

>i* A ' memorial • from • the • Congregation | • to • the • Rev^ • W. . 
Smith . M.A. . eight • | years • afternoon • lecturer • of • this • | Church . 
who . died • September • ix | mdccclv • aged • xxxix. • 



72 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

TURLAY. 

In the glass of the west window of the north aisle of the church. 

To • the • Glory • of • God • and • in | memory • of • Thomas • 
Turlay | who • deceased • i8 • Aug. • 187 1 • aged • 54. 

VICAR'S BIBLE CLASS. 

In the glass of the first window from the west in the south wall 
of the church. 

A : grateful : | offering : from : the : Vicar's : Bible : Class : | 
October : 1879. 

VICTORIA. 

On a concave brass plate, 22 J by 6| inches, fixed to the sixth 
pillar from the west in the north arcade of the nave. 

To the 

Glory of God 

in commemoration of 

the Jubilee of 

Queen Victoria's 

Reign 

June 21^*1887 



And 

in completion of the 

enrichment of the 

Clerestory Windows 

with 

Stained Glass 

The Window 

immediately above this pillar 

is presented by 

Francis Pigou, D,D. 

Vicar, 

Canon of Ripon, 

Chaplain in Ordinary to 

Her Majesty, 

A.D. 1888. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 73 

WALKER. 

On a brass plate, 52 J by 9 inches, fixed to the south wall of the 
church, below the third window from the west. 

Arms. — Argent, on a chevron nebulee sable three mullets, between 
three crescents of the second — Walker. 

Crest. — A greyhound passant argent, powdered with mullets and 
collared. 

Motto. — Per ardua virtus. 

In . honorem • Dei • O • M 

Et • in . piam • memoriam • Majorum • suorum 

lampridem • domicilium • apud • Crownest • hac • in • Parochia • habentium 

Quorum • quicquid • erat • mortale • per • longum • annorum • decursum 

MDCLXXVI — MDCCCIX 

Hosce • intra • muros . depositum • subjacet 

Hanc • Fenestram 

P . C 

Evan . Carolus • Sutherland • Walker 

A . S . MDCCCLXIV 



WATERHOUSE. 

On three brass plates, 41^ by 9 inches, below the west window^ 
of the Rokeby Chapel. 

(South panel) 

Defletis • valde • deflendis • 
• In • conditorio • subjacente • 

• Hosce • intra • annos • depositis • 
• Eprisca • Halifaciensi • stirpe • 

• De . Waterhouse • 
(Centre panel) 

• Propinqui • [Jrms.f • Superstites • 

. Anno Salutis • • MDCCCLIX . 

(North panel) Hanc • Fenestram • 

• Pietatis • ergo • et • grati • animi • 

. Non • sine • spe • beat?e • in . vitam • 

• CEternam (sic) • per • Christum • resurrectionis • 

• Ponendam • Curavere • 

1 In the glass at the bottom of the centre light is the name ''Waterhouse," 
in large black letter type, and at the bottom of both the northernmost and southern- 
most lights the words, "William Warrington, London, A.D. 1859." 

2 Or, a pile engrailed sable — Waterhouse; and the motto, "Veritas, vincit . 
omnia." 



74 MONUMENTAL. AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

WATERHOUSE. 

In the glass of the east wmdow of the Rokeby Chapel. 

iji To • the • Glory • of • God • and • to • the • | memory • of • John • Water- 
house • of • I Well • Head • who • died • Feb : 13 • 1879 | aged • 72 • this • 
window • is • dedicated | by • his • surviving • brother • 1880. 

WATERHOUSE. 

In the glass of the middle of the north windows of the Rokeby 
Chapel. 

To : the : glory : of : God : in : loving : memory | of : Samvel : 
Waterhouse : of : Well : Head : who | died : March : 4*^ : 1881 : 
aged : 65. : also : of | Elizabeth : his : Sister : Widow : of : the | 
Revd B. : Bayfield : who : died : Febv : 24*^ ; 1881 : aged : 63 | In : 
peace : & : hope : C : L : W : & : C : G : D : W : 1882. 



(B) NOT NOW TO BE FOUND IN THE CHURCH. 



de 



In a window in the South side of y^ church. 

(?) DAVY.i 
Orate pro anima Johannis Davy, Prior[/j] Monasterii de Pangeraci 



^ From Dodswoi'tIC s Church Notes, Yorks. Arch. Soc, Record Series, xxxiv, 45. 
Halifax Church was appropriated to the priory of S. Pancras at Lewes, but no prior 
of the name of Davy appears in the list in Dugdale's Monasticon, 1846 edition. There 
is, however, a John Danyel mentioned as prior between the years 1450 and 1460, 
and "Davy" is probably an error for the first four letters of this name. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 75 

III. 

INSCRIPTIONS ON GRAVE COVERS: 

(A) NOW TO BE SEEN IN THE CHURCH. 

(Note. — The missing parts of the inscriptions in all cases in Settion III (A), 
unless othenvise stated, are giirn from Rigge' s MS.) 

In the Aisle of the Rokeby Chapel. 

( The numbering of the inscriptions in the Rokeby Chapel is from South to North. ) 

I. GREENUP. 
^[William Greenup of] | Darcey Hay in Skir | coat, merchant, 
died I May 20*?* and was buried | the 25*.^ 1783, aged 5[3 yrs.] | Also 
Sarah Greenup, | of Lane Ends in | Skircoat, relict of the | above 
Wilham Greenup, | who departed this life on | the i4*^day of April 
1816, I aged 76 years. | Here are interred | the remains of Harriet | 
Helen, daughter of George | and Elizabeth Greenup, | of Sowerby- 
Bridge, and | granddaughter of the above | [William and Sarah Greenup, 
born July 22''.'* 18 10, died March 23'.'^ 1828, aged 17 yrs.] 

2. TAYLOR. 

■-[Here was interred the body of Mary,^ wife of Mr. Richard Taylor 
of Sowerby] | Croft in Norland, died May | the 16*^ 1748, aged 40 
years. | Elisabeth, his daughter, | died the 9*^ of July 1748, | aged 15 
years. | Ann, his daughter, died i'.^ | of June 1750, aged 9 years. | And 
the said Mr. Richard [ Taylor'' died October the | 19*^ 1763, aged 66 
years. | And also | [the] body of Richard | [Taylor], son of the above 
I [Ric]hard Taylor, who | [died the] 2"'^ of August 181 1, | aged 
66 years. 

1 The beginning and end of this inscription are covered by seating. 

2 The beginning of this inscription is covered by seating. The missing parts are 
copied from Walker's MS. 

3 "1748. My. 18. Mary, ux. Richf Taylor, Norland, Gent." {Hx. Reg.). 

*A member of an old Norland family. By his will, dated i July, 1755, and 
proved at York 15 Sept., 1766, he bequeathed to his eldest son George two farms 
in Norland Town called New Hall and Old Hall, Mearclough Bottom Mill, Heath 
Hall, Hollin Well, and other estates, subject to certain payments to his daughters ; 
to his son Richard, Sowerby Croft, Shaw, Stanbury Hall, and property at Scar and 
Scarhead, etc.; to his eldest daughter Bathshua his estates in Pudsey and Bradford; 
to his daughter Mary his estate in Elland ; and to his daughter Sarah a farm in 
Warley called Causey, a quit rent in Studley, Sparkhouse in Norland, etc. {Reg. 
Test., ex, 231). See Hulme M.I., on page 20. 



76 ^^lONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

3. BOUYES. 

^[Here lieth the bodies of two chil] | dren of Edwa[rd] | Bouyes 

of Skircoa[t]. | William, his son, | departed this life | the 2il^ day of 

Aug"!* I 1730. And also | Rebecca, his daug | hter, departed | this life 

the 12*}' day | of May 1736 in the | i'.* year of her age. | Also Edward, 

his son, I was buried the i^^day | of August 1741 in the | I'^year of 

his age. 

4. COCKETT. 

-'[Richard Cockett, of Skircoat, owneth] | this stone, who in | 
tendeth vnder itt to | lye when he doth dye. | 

Here lyeth body of | Richard Cockett, of \ Skircoate, who depar | 
ted this life the 18*.^ | day of September 1686, | aged 70 yeares. | 
Also here lyeth the body | of lohn Wainehouse, of | Halyfax, who 
departed | this life the 7*?' day of lune | 1705. 



In the North Aisle. 

{TAe mimbering of the inscriptions is from East to IVest.) 
I. UTTLEY. 
In memory | of William, the son o[f] | Thomas Uttley, who die[d] 
I Dec'" 7'^ 1759, aged 9 mont[hs]. | Also of three of his | daughters, 
Elizabeth [ [w]ho died January i2[*^ | i]767, aged 2 years, | Mary who 
died January i 14^? 1784, aged 21 years, | Ann who died January | 
29^^' 1792, aged 27 years. | Also of Ann, the wife | of Thomas Uttley, 
who I died November 9^^ | 1794, aged 68 year[s]. | Also of Susan[nah],^ 
1 his daughter and w[ife] | of John Nicholl, of H[ali] | fax, grocer, who 
died July | [i'.*] 1798, aged 37 years. | Also of two children of | John 
& Susannah Nicholl, | Ann who died Aug* 27*^ | 1798, aged 13 weeks, 
I Thomas who died Dec'" | 25*.^ 1802, aged 7 years. | Also of the 
above | named Thomas Uttley | who died March 23""? | i8o[o],^ aged 

74 years. 

2. COCKMAN. 
[ Franciscu^ ] | nes Francisci Cockman^ 

S[ ] I Halifaxiensis Ne [ ]t[ ] | quorum unus I[ ]n[ ] j 

alter Maij 30 i66[ ]. 

1 The beginning of this inscription is covered by seating. 

2 The beginning of this inscription is covered by seating. 

•''No Susannah in the Register, but a Grace. " 1798. Jul. 4. Grace, ux. John 
Nicholl, Hx., Grocer, bur." {Hx. kfg.). 

* Buried 26 Mar., 1800 {Hx. Reg.). 

5 This word from Walker's MS. 

^ An uncommon name in the parish. A Francis Cockman was master of Heath 
School 1629-164- (Cox, p. 63). Francis Cockman, publ. ludimag., and Grace Ward 
of Skircoat were married by licence at Halifax Church on 24 Aug., 1630. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 77 

(^One or two lines worn away.) 
And also here reste[th] | the body of Elizabet[h] | Cockman, who 
vva[s] I buried the 25 day o[f] | January 1679. 

3. NICHOLL. 
In Memory | of | Sarah, the daughter | of John [Nic]holl, of | 
Hahfax, who d[e]parted \ this life on the i[8]^'' | day of February 
i8o3» I Wged eight months. | Also of [Ann], the wife | of the above, 
who departed | this life on the [27]*^ day [ofj | April 1804, aged 32 
ye[ars]. 

4. ROBINSON. 

W"" Robinson, Junior, | died August 17*^1773. 

5. ELLIS. 
^[Here resteth the body of Ester Ellis, late wife of Stephen Ellis," 
of Halifax], | departed this Hfe | the 6*?^ day of July: | 1683. 

6. WALSH. 
=^[Here lyeth the body of John Walsh, of Halifax, felt maker, who 
departed this life the 26^^ day of August 1729. Also here lyeth 
Penelope, his wife], | who departed this | life the 7*.^ day of July | 
[i]749 in the 72'^ year | of her age. | Also here lieth the | body of 
Betty Merce[r], | her daughter, who | was buried the 28^^ | day of 
December | 1768. 

7. HALL. 

Here ly[et]h f'^ bo[dy] | of My Abr[ah]am Ha[ll],^ | late of 
Bo[ot]htow[n], I who dep[a]r[te]d th[is] | life the 2'} day [o]f | Aprill 

1 The top of this stone has been cut off. 

2 Stephen Ellis was a prominent man in the parish in his day. He at one time 
lived at Priestley in Hipperholme, and as churchwarden of Coley was very active in 
putting into force the laws against Nonconformists, being a bitter opponent of Oliver 
Heywood's. When the Grammar School, formerly conducted by the chantry priest 
in Coley Chapel, which on the suppression of the free chapels collapsed for want of 
funds and a teacher, was resuscitated by the munificence of Mathew Brodley, Stephen 
Ellis was of great help to the townsmen in securing the funds left by Brodley for 
the refoundation of the school as well as in other ways. Later he removed to 
Halifax, where his wife died. Mr. John Lister has given a good account of him in 
the Hx. Ant. Soc. Trans., 1906, 98-101. 

2 The top of this stone has been cut off. 

* He married Phoebe, daughter of John Lister, of Overbrea, which he purchased 
of his brother-in-law, Samuel Lister, and his mother-in-law, Phoebe Lister. By his 
will, dated 3 March, 1693, he left Overbrea and Blakehill in Northowram, or such 
part of these estates as it might not be necessary to realise in order to pay his debts, 
and subject to his wife's thirds, to his son and heir, Abraham. He bequeathed £1 
to Mr. Joseph Wilkinson, vicar of Hallifax, for preaching his funeral sermon ; 40^ to 
Mr. Parrot, curate there; and 40^ to the poor of Northowram. Mentions his wife 
Phoebe, his married daughter Judith, and his younger daughters Sara, Hanna, 
Martha, and Mary [Dug. Vis. of Yorks., Clay's ed., i, 1 16-17, ^'^'l Original WiU at 
York). 



78 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

i69[4].' I Also here ly[et]h th[e] | body of M'Abraha[m] | Hall, son 

to the abov[e] | said Abraham, who | departed this lif [e] the | 8*?" day 

of May in lyoM." 

8. RUSSEL. 

Here lie the bodies | of two children of | William Russel, of 

Ha I lifax. Martha was bu | ried 23^ of March 174^^, | aged i year 

& 9 weeks, | and Mary was buried | 29*?" March 1741, aged | 2 years 

& II months. | Also John, his son, was | buried y^ 19**' day of De | 

cem!" 1742, aged 2 weeks. \ Also William Russel, | father of the above 

I children, was buried | the 8*?* day of January | 1745. And also 

Elisa I beth Russel, his wife, | was buried the 21^.* j day of October 

1748. 

9. SCHOLEFIELD. 

^[S]acred | to the | [Mejmory of | [Benjamijn Scholefield, who | 
[died in Sept'] 1773,'* ^g^^ 9° years. | [Also of J]ohn Lister, grandson 
I [of the above] named Benjamin | [Scholefield], who died April 1 7^?" 
I [1805], aged 60 years. | [Also H]annah, relict of the | [above 
name]d John Lister, who | [died April i]4*^ 1823, aged 76 years. | 
[Also of S]arah, eldest daughter | [of the above] named John and | 
[Hannah L]ister, who died Febf | [10 184] 2, aged 65 years. | [Also 
of] Mary Ann Lister, | [their young]est daughter, who died | [March 
19*.^] 1848, aged 65 years. 

10. LORD. 

•^Here are interred | five children of Samue[l] | & Martha Lord, of 
Halifax. | Samuel died August 24*?^ | 1774, aged 29 weeks. | Martha 
died March i[s}^ \ 1778,'^ aged i year & 12 d[ays]. | Charles died 
April [29^'^] I 1780,' aged 11 months. | Geo. Charles died July [20^^] 

I 1783,' aged 6 weeks & [8 days]. | Edward died Sept [12'.^] | 1790,^ 
aged I month. | Thomas Lord, their [eldest] | son, died at Nar[va in] 

I Russia April 25*'^ i[8oi] | and was there inte[rred]. | Samuel Lord, 
fath[er of] | the above children, d[ied] | November 8*?^ i8o[2^° in] | the 
64^.^ y[ear] of his [age]. | Martha, r[e]lict [of the] | above Samuel L[ord], 

I died August [SJ^ i8[22" in] | the 76"^ year of her a[ge]. 

1 "1694. Apr. 5. M-- Ab-" Hall, Northowram, bur." {ffr. Reg.). 

2 " 1709. May II. M"- Ab"" Hall, Northowram, bur.'" {Hx. Reg.). 
^ Part of this inscription is now covered by seating. 

* "1773- Sep. 20. Benj. Scofield, Hx., Woolen Drap-", bur.^' {Hx. Reg.). 

■' The gaps in this inscription are filled in from Walker's MS. 

« Buried 20 Mar. 1778 {Hx. Reg.). 

' Buried 3 My. 1780 {Hx. Reg.). 

^ Buried 23 Jul. 1783 {Hx. Reg.). 

Buried 15 Sep. 1790 {Hx. Re».). 
^^ Buried 12 Nov. 1802 {Hx. Reg.). 
1^ Buried 14 Aug. 1822 {//x. Reg.). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 79 

II. FROBISHER. 
HVilliam | Frobisher, | owner. 

12. LONGBOTHOM. 

[Here lietjh the bo[dy | of Martjha, the daug[hter | of Jejremiah 
Longbo[thom, | of] Halifax, who d[epart | e]d this life the 5*.^ d[ay | 
of] May 1738, aged i [year] | 6 weeks & 2 da[ys]. | Also Jeremiah 
L[ong] j bothom died M[arch] | 13^^ 1767, aged [68] | years. 

13. AKED. 
[William, son of Richard Aked, of Halifax], who depa[rt] | ed this 
life the 15*.'' day | of July 1746 in, the 3^'"'^^ | year of his age. 

14. THREAPLAND. 
'[ hua pland, Will Royd] | in Northowram, 

[wh]o died | September the i*.* 1735, | aged 60 years. | Also the above 
Joshua I Threapland was buried | March the i'.* 1744, aged | 77 years. 
I Also Mary, the daughter | of the abovesaid Joshua | Threapland and 
wife of I Stephen Stephenson, of | Dove House, who depart | ed this 
life 21'.* day of April | 1769 in the 57 year of her | age. 

15. LISTER. 

[Here lyeth in]terred the | [body of] Francis Lister, | [ 
H]alifax, who depart | ed this life the 7^^ day | of March 1739 in the 
I [^]5*^ y^^^ o^ ^^is age. | Also the body of Fran | cis Lister, of 
Halifax, son | of the above Francis | Lister, who died the 5*^ | of" July 
1748 in the | 53^ year of his age. j Also Sarah, the daugh | [t]er of 
James Lister, died | [t]he 18*?" of Feb7 1762, | aged 8 years. 

16. GREEN. 

[Here lieth] the body of | [Mar]y, the daughter of | [Geor]ge 

Green, of | [Ha]lifax, who died the | [ ] of March 1770,^ | [ag]ed 

22 years. 

17. LEPPINGTON. 

[Here lyeth the body of Betty, the wife of Charles Leppington, 

who died Nov]ember [I4*^ 1772."* A]lso the ab[ove Charles Lep-] 

pington [who died January] the [7*^ 1777.^] 

1 This inscription is cut on a stone on which there has been an earlier one, of 
which only "67^1^ of," "63 in," and "his" can be made out. 

2 The top of this stone has been cut off. The missing words are from 
Walker's MS. 

3 "1770. Mar. 14, Mary Green, Halifax, spinster, bur." [Hx. Reg.). 
* Buried 16 Nov. 1772 {Hx. Reg.). 

5 Buried 10 Jan. 1777 [Hx. Reg.). 



80 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

{The rest of these inscriptions are to the West of the West Cross Aisle.) 
i8. CRAVEN. 
[In] Memory [of | L]ucy, the daughter of | [Wi]lHam & Mary 
Cra[ven | of] Hahfax, who died [30*'' | of] October 1832, aged | [8] 

months and 7 day[s]. 

19. SWAINSON. 

'[Here Heth the body of WilHam, the son of WilHam Swainson, of 
Halifax, attorney at law], | died July the 17^?' 1796, | aged 7 months 
and 18 days. | Also the aforesaid | William Swainson, | attorney at 
law, I died June 18*.^ A.D. 1808, | aged 46 years. | Anne., wife of the 
abov[e] | William Swainson, died | Febr 15"' i8ti, aged 47 years. | 
Frances, their daughter, | died April 3''.'* 1822, | aged 21 years. 



In the Middle Aisle. 

{The mimbering of the inscriptions is from East to West.) 

I. SWIRE. 

^Here lieth interred | the body of M? Jane | [Sw]ire, wife of 

M' John I [S\v]ire, who was buiied \ April 9*.^ 1769, in the | 32'^'^ year 

of her age. | Also of | [t]he above John [Swire] | who died I^* February 

I 1799) ^g^d 6^ years, | and Roger S[wire] | who died July i[3]"'^ 

i79[6],'' I aged [4]'^ months. | Also of | Ann, daughter of the | above 

John Swire, who | died September 23''? \ 1828, aged 62 years. 

2. LACY. 
Round the border of a stone : — 

Heare lyeth | [t]he [bo] dye of R[ ] La[cy^ | 
I ]ed the 7 of August. 

In the centre of the stone there has been a coat of arms, the 
matrix only of which is now left. The baron half of the slrield has 
borne, quarterly, i and 4 — Lacy (the matrices of the nine pellets of 
Lacy are very clearly visible), 2 and 3, the matrices of three small 
objects placed bendwise ; impaling a coat which has evidently borne 

^ The top part of this stone has been cut ofif. 

2 This stone was formerly in the south aisle of the chancel ( Walker's MS). 

^ From Walker's MS. 

^ "1796. Jul. 15. Roger s. of Samuel Swire, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

'"■ From Walker^ s MS. 

*■' Up to the present it has been impossible to identify the member of the Lacy 
family whom this stone commemorates. Walker s MS. (to. 89) has, " Here lyeth 
the bodye of Richard Lacy buried the 7 of August." 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 81 

a fess and perhaps three small objects m chief. On either side of 
the shield are the initials [R] L. Below the coat, this inscription — 

Blessed are th | ey deade that | dy in the lo | rd for they | 
rest from th | ir labovrs. 

3. RAWSON. 

Here lie interred | the remains of | Martha Rawson, | JR. 29, 
ob* 17 [ ^]. I Robert Rawson, | M. 4, ob* 1756. | John Rawson, | 
JE. 38, obt 1756. I Grace Rawson, | M. 49, ob* 1764. | Christopher 
Rawson, | ^. 16, ob* 1769. | Robert Rawson, | M. [ ^], ob* 1772. | 
Christopher Rawson, | M. 68, ob* 1780. \ Jeremiah Rawson, | JE. 39, 
ob* 1787. I [Wiljliam Saltmarshe, | M. [ % ob* 1792. | [Cajtherine 
Rawson, | JE. 13, ob* 1803. | [Mary^] Anne Rawson | [M. 19, ob*i8o ^] 

4. CAYGILL. 

^MrThom[asJ C[a]yg[ill],' | of [Hally]f[ax], was here | buried the 
si[x]th day | of October 1729. 

5. WILKINSON. 

^[A]lso here lie[th the body of | P]hebe Wilkinson [ of] | 

Thoma[s] W[i]l[kinson | an]d Mo[ther | c]hildren [ this | 

life in] | the 69 [ ]. 

6. FOURNES. 
^Here lyeth the body | of M!" Samuell Fournes, | of Ovenden, who 
was I borne the 7*May of De | sember 1662 and de | parted this life 
the 20*.^ I day of February 1687. | Also Phebe, his daughter, | died 
the 21'.* of March 1699. | And also here lyeth the | body of M""' Phebe 
Fournes.^'' | the wife of M!' loseph | Fournes, of Ovenden, | who departed 
this life I the 24*}' day of May 1705 | in the 77"' year of her age. | 

1 Blank on the tombstone. 

2 Blank on the tombstone. 

3 Blank on the tombstone. 
* From Walker's MS. 

5 Blank on the tombstone. 

6 This stone was formerly in the chancel {Walker's MS.). 

■^ "Tho. Cagill and Elizabeth, d. Jonath. Stead of Halifax mar. June 19, 1729" 
{North. Reg.). " 1729. Oct. 6. Thomas Caygill, Hall : stapler, bur." {ffx. Reg.). 

^ Missing parts from Walker's MS., fo. 60, where there is something earlier, but 
illegible. 

9 See M.I., p. 12, and M.I., p. 13. 
1^ She was a Dickenson, and was twice married, her first husband being James 
Gates, of Landshead, in Northowram {Ifx. Ant. Sec. Trans., 1905, p. 219). 



82 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

And also Captain lohn Fournes, son | of the above My Samuel 

Fournes, I who departed this life November | y^ 10*^1717 in the 

^15"' year of his age. 

7. NEWTON. 

Joseph Newton, born | at Bratby in Derbyshire, | was buried here 
April I the 20*^ 1774, aged 37 years. | Also Thomas Newton, | his 
brother, was buried | December the 29*? 1773, | aged 35 years. 

8. BRAMLEY. 

{On a brass plate, 7 by 3 J inches.) 
Edward Bramley | died 15^^ April 1834. | Aged 31 years. 

9. OLDFIELD. 

In Memory of | James Oldfield Esq", | of Stock-lane in Warley, | 
who died on the 7^?" day of \ March 181 2 in the 69*?" [ year of his 
age. I Also of Grace, his | wife, who died on | the 2 7*May of June 
1 81 2, I a^ed 74 years. 

10. TATTERSALL. 

Here lyeth [the body] | of Edmon[d Tattersall],' | of Hollin[s] in 
[Warley], | who depar[ted this life] | the 17^.'' of Dec[ember 1686],^ | 
aged 71 yea[rs]. | And also the [body of ]^ | wife of Richa[rd 

Tattersall], | of Hollins in [Warley, who] | departed this [Hfe the 
day] I of Aprill i7i[o] in [the ] | of her age, [ ] | was 

here buried [ ]. | Also here lie the bodies [of] | Richard 

Tattersall, [ ]h[ ] | died April i7[^^]^ 1766, age[d] | 69, and of Mary 
Tatters[all], | his wife, who died July i[ ■'^] | 1772, aged 65 years. 

11. WILLIAMSON. 

''[Here] | lieth the [ | o]f lohn [ | T]hom[as WilHamson 

I of] Hallifax wh[o d the] | 26 day [of | i73]4 in y^ [ ] 

{On a brass plate, 8 <^y 5 inches, on the saine sto?ie.) 

John Bramley, | died | 17*.^ DecT 1831, | aged 76 years. 

1 In his will, dated 10 Nov., 1686, proved during the vacancy of the See in the 
Court of the Dean and Chapter of York, he mentions his mother Tabitha, deceased, 
his wife Martha, deceased" his son Richard, his second son Timothy, his son John, his 
son-in-law Jolm Elam of Halifax, and his brother Jonathan, besides other relatives. 

2 "lese. Dec. 20. Edm: Tattersal, Warly, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

=* " 1710. Apr. 15. Ux : Rich^ Tattersall, Warley, bur.'" {Hx. Reg.). 
* Buried 20 Apr. 1766 {Hx. Reg.). 
•' Buried 22 Jul. 1772 {Hx. Reg.). 
^ Missing parts from IValker's MS. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 83 

12. BATES. 

Here lieth the bo[dy] | of Richard Bates, [who] | departed this 
lif[e] I April 25*}' 1783, age[d 34]. | Also James Bates, w[ho] | 
departed this lif[e] | December 24*?* i79[i],^ | aged 72. Also Joh[n], | 
his son and broth[er] | to Richard, depar[ted] | this life July 2? i7[94],- 

I aged 40 years. 

13. BATES. 

In Memory | of Richard Bates Junf, [ of Hill in Warley, who | 
departed this life | September the 9*^ | 1806, aged 47 years. | Also of 
Mary, the | wife of the above | Richard Bates, who \ departed this 
life I February the 26*^ | 1793, aged 35 years. 

14. BATES. 
(On a brass plate., iif by 7| inches.) 
Samuel Bates died Jan^ 5^?" 1805, | aged 36 years. Landmore in Shelf. 

15. STOTT. 

Here lieth the body of | Sarah, the wife of John | Stott, of 
Bl[ackwo]od House, | who depar[ted this] life | the i8^^ day of 
[February] i[75]5^ | in the 77*.^ year of h[er age]. | Also three childr[en 

of] I theirs was here [burie]d. 

16. BINNS. 

Here [lies interre]d the | bod[y of A]nn Binns, th[e] | daugh. of 
Nath? Binn[s], | of HaHfax, book-seller, | who died Aug. lo^^ i76[2],-' 

I aged 21 years and 11 | months. [Als]o Sarah, | daughter of the 
abov[e] | Nathanael Binns, who di[ed] | April the 6*^ 1771 in the 2[5'h] 

I year of her age. | Mary, his wife die[d] | December 24*? i78[8], | 

aged 71 years. | Joseph, his son, die[d] | July 24*?" 1792, | aged 42 

years. 

17. FLETCHER. 

^Here lie the rem[ains] | of two children of WilH[am] | and Ann 
Fletcher, Thoma[s], | who died June 26*?" i79[o],® | aged eight months, 
Ann, I who died March 2".'' 1801, | aged five years. | Also of Betty, 
the I wife of Thomas | Fletcher, who died Febr | 29^^ 181 2, aged 80 
years. | Also of the aforesaid | Thomas Fletcher, | who died July 14*!" 
181 2, I aged 84 years. 

1 Buried 30 Dec, 1 79 1 {Hx. Reg.). 

2 Buried 4 Jul., 1794 {Hx. Reg.). 

3 Buried 20 Feb., 1755 {Hx. Reg.). 
* Buried 12 Aug., 1762 {Hx. Reg.). 

5 This stone is said to be in the north aisle in Walker's MS. 

6 " 1790, Jun. 28. Tho., W" Fletcher, Skt., Joiner, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 



84 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

i8. NELSON. 
i[ Shibden 1777. ] 

Also Thomas Nelson, | of Huddersfield, who died | the 27*May of 
August I i8o[5], aged 62 years. | Also Elizabeth Nelson, \ [w]ife of the 
above, who die[d] | the 24*?^ day of April | 1821, aged 74 years. | 
Also of six children | who died in their infancy. 

19. HARRISON. 

Here [ ] | body of [ ]1 Har | rison [ ] 

of I Wak[e]fi[el]d, [w]h[o] d[ie]d | the 2[ ] of [ ]r | 1752, 

a[ged ]ht | years. 

20. FRAGMENT. 

'\ ] body [of I daugjhter of John | [ Brajcken 

Bed I [ wh]o departed | [t]hi[s] l[ife 18*^*^] day of lanuary, | [i]7of. 
I [ bod]y of Sarah | [ w]ho was | [ o]f March | [ 10] 

[ interrejd the body | [of Dorothy] the widow of | [ ] 

of Ovenden | [ ]d from the | [ ] of Brackenbed | [who] 

departed this life | [Oct]ober the 26*^ 1740 | [in the 83] year of her 
age.' 

21. BENTON. 

[Mary Benton, widow, was] here | [interred Februa]ry 5 i75[9]. | 
Elkanah Benton died on | [t]he 9"' day of January 1781, | aged [55] 
years. 

( T/ie following inscriptions are to the West of the West Cross Aisle.) 

22. CRAVEN. 

[In] Mem[ory] of | [Eliza]beth, daughter of | John & Elizabeth 
Craven, | [o]f H[a]lifax, who died March | \(^^^ 1827, aged 9 months. 
I Also of Mary, sister of | the above John Craven | [a]nd daughter 
of James | and Elizabeth Craven, | [for]merly of Wakefield, [ who died 
Sep"- 24^^ 1828, I aged 22 years. | Also of Elizabeth, | wife of John 
Craven, | [w]ho d[ied] March 13"' 1839, | aged 34 years. 

1 This inscription may have been cut upon a stone which has been used l)efore. 
The missing parts are from Walker's MS. 

2 The missing parts are from Walker's MS., fo.62. This stone is marked at the 
bottom : [l]saac Ki[ ]. 

' " 1740. Oct. 29. Dorothy Hoyle, Ov", widow" {ffx. Reg.), may refer to this 
burial. ■ 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 85 

23. FAVCIT. 
{071 a brass plate, 14J by 9I inches.) 
Here lyeth the body | of Hvgh Favcit/ of | Halifax, buried | the 
8*f>day of April | A.D. 1641. | And also Hvgh Favcit, | his son, was 
buried y' | ig^^ day of Avgust 1668. 

Vt enim per Adamum omnes moriun 
tur, sic per Christum omnes reviviscent. 

24. AKED. 

{On a brass plate, 13I by lof inches.) 
In Memory of Barbara Aked,' | daughter of the late WilP^ Faucitt 
I by Martha, daughter of James | Lister of Shibden Hall, gent., | who 
died the 15*? of Dec"^ 1775 in | the 51'* year of her age. 

25. PRIESTLEY. 
^[Here lyeth the body of Rev** Nath' Priestley^ of Ovenden who 
died the 9^^ day of September 1728, aged 63 years. Also of his 
wife Jane who died the 30^^ August 1739, aged 75 years. Also of 
Jonathan, son of Abraham and Dorothy Rhodes, who died the 11'^ 
day of May 1762, aged 30 years. Also Richard, son of John Rhodes, 
who died 30*^^ January 1764, aged 3 years. Also Dorothy, wife of 
Abram Kershaw and daughter of the said Nath^ and Jane Priestley, 
who died 27^^ day of January 1769 aged 77 years. Also Richard, 
son of Abram and Dorothy Rhodes, who died the 24*^ December 
1 77 1, aged 56 years. Also of John, son of Abram and Dorothy 
Rhodes, who died the 29*^ January 1775, aged 46 years. Also of 
Sarah, daughter of the said John Rhodes, who died the 16^^ Oct'' 
1786, aged 31 years.] | Also of Faith, wife of the said John Rhod[es], 

1 By his will, dated 3 April, 1641, he left his property in Halifax, subject to his 
wife's dower, to his son and heir Hugh. Also mentions his mother Sara, his wife 
Anne, his brother John Brooke, and his uncles John Bothomley and James Foxcrofte 
[Original Will at York). 

2 Wife of Thomas Aked, of Willow Hall. 

3 The greater part of this inscription is concealed beneath the steps under the 
tower arch. 

4= The second son of Jonathan Priestley, of Westercroft, by his wife Phoebe, 
daughter of Ric. Hoyle, of Howkans in Norlhowram. He was a Dissenting minister, 
residing at Ovenden. He married at Headingley, ii Jul., 1689, Jane, daughter of 
John Brearcliffe, of Halifax, and widow of Samuel Fourness, of Ovenden. Their 

daughter Dorothy married Abraham Rhodes, of near Bradford (Hunter's 

Fa/n. Mill. Gent., 86). According to the inscription, she afterwards married Abram 
Kershaw. Nathaniel Priestley was the first minister at Northgate End Chapel, 
Halifax. 



86 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

I who died the 9"^ of Dec^ 1790 aged 59 year[s]. | Also of John, son 

of the said John | and Faith Rhodes, who died the 21'' | Jany 1818, 

aeed 59 years. 

26. PRIESTLEY.i 

-[Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of James, the son 
of Nathaniel Priestley, of Northowram, who died on the 6^^ day of 
February 1736, aged 3 years. Also of Sarah,^ the wife of Robert 
Milnes, merchant, who died on the 20*^ day of October 1740. Also 
of Hannah Priestley], | the wnfe of the above said | Nathaniel Priestley, 
who I died on the 6*?* day of March | 17 [5 2],'' aged [4]3 years. | Also 
of [Elijzabeth, the daugh^ | of the [sai]d Nathaniel | [&] Hannah 
Priestley, who | died on [the i8*Ma]y of Augu[st] | 1769, [ag]ed 38 
y[ears]. | Also of Mf [Nat]han[iel Priestley],'^ | late of [Northo]w[ram, 
who I died] on the [5*)"] day [of A]pril | 1781, aged 81 [years]. | 
[Als]o of John Pri[estley], of | H[a]lifax, the son [of the last] | 
mentioned Nathaniel Priestl[ey], | who died on the [2]i[^^] day o[f | 
J]ul[y i8o]o, [a]ged [66 ye]ars. 

( O71 a brass plate, ly dy 6 inc/ies, fixed to the lower 
part of this stone}) 

Also of Hannah, the wife of Robert Swaine | and daughter of the 
above said Nathaniel | & Hannah Priestley, who died on the 27*.^ day 
of I September 1806, aged 68 years. And also of | the said Robert 
Swaine," who died on the 23'"? | day of December 18 12, aged 67" 
years. 

{These inscriptions are under the Tower.) 

2J. RUDD. 
, ^In Memory of | Elizabeth Catherine, | [w]ife of Edward John 
kudd, I gentleman, | second daughter of | [Jame]s Edward Norris, | 
[who die]d July 9*^ 1842, | [aged] 21 years. 

1 The first part of this inscription is concealed beneath the steps under the 
tower arch. 

2 The missing dates in the latter part of the inscription are supplied from 
Hunter's Fam. Min. Gent. , p. 86. 

3 The youngest daughter of the Rev. Nath. Priestley. They were married at 
Coley 12 May (1726) (North. AV^^). 

4 " M« Han. Priestley, wife of M-" Nathaniel Priestley, dyed 6'^ was buryed 10"^ 
March at Halifax 1752" {North. J^e^.). She was the daughter of Thomas Holden 
ol Halifax, and they were married at Coley 18 June, 1730 (Hunter's Fam. Min. 
Gent., p. 87). ^ 

c -f ^^!? u fc'^" Priestley, of Westercroft, by his wife Mary, daughter of Abraham 
bwitt, ot Halifax. He continued the Memoirs begun by his grandfather, Jonathan 
i riestley, of Winteredge, which have been printed by the Surtees Society (vol. Ixxvii). 

"' 9^ f^^^'^^""' Ranker, son of Joseph Swaine, of Bradford, clothier. In the 
Memoirs (p. 40) Robert Swaine is said to have been a manufacturer of worsted stuffs. 

' Cut over another figure. 

^ See M.I. on page 38. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 87 

28. NORRIS. 
^In Memory of | [James Edjward Norris, | of [Savjile Hall, | 
[gejntleman, | who died September 9^.'' 1842, | aged 49 years. 



In THE South Aisle. 

( The numbering ef the inscriptions is from East to West. ) 

I. POOL. 

Here lieth [the body] of | Willi[a]m [Pool, of Halifax], | who [was 

buried the 4*.''] | day of D[ecember] i[754"^ | i]n the 60^** [year of his 

age]. I Also Eliz[abet]h, his wife, | the daught[er] of M5 | Joseph 

Wilkinson, vicar | of Halifa[x, who] depart | ed this life the i[9^^] of 

I March 1769, aged | 74 years. | Also the body of | Wilkinson Pool, 

of I Halifax, who was^ | Tyler to the Free Maso[n] | Lodge of Probity 

31 yea[rs], | which office he fille[d] | with zealous fideli[ty]. | He was 

changed to | the Lodge above Au[g.] | 8*.^ 1802, aged 71 y[ea]rs. 

2. HAYLEY. 
[Her]e resteth the body of | [Ric]hard Ha[y]le[y, s]on of | 
[T]homas Ha[y]l[ey], of Lee [ [B]ridge in Ovenden, [s]h[e]ar | [gr]inder, 
who d[eparte]d | [t]his life April [the 173^]/ | aged 28 years. 

I Also George H[ayley, s]on | of the above [said Tho]mas | Hayley, 
who [departe]d | this life May the [ i75]9)^ I aged 25 years. | 

And Rachel H[ayley], th[e]i[r] | mother, died J[ i75i]> I i^i the 

66*.^ year [of her age]. | Also Thomas H[ayley, her] | husband, died 
[ ] I iri the 73'^ year of [ J. | And also Thom[as 

Hayley], | son of the ab[ove ] | and Rachel [Hayley^ ] 

I 22? of April i[764' | i]n the 48*.^ ye[ar of his age]. 

3. RAMSDEN. 
^[Here lyeth the body of] | W. Robert R[a]msden, | of Halifax, 
who [was] buried | Aug^ 23? i770j a[g]ed [43 years]. | Also Mary, his 
wi[fe], who I was buried June [ ] i77[ ])M ^g^<^ [47] years. 

1 See M.I. on page 38. 

2 Buried 4 Dec, 1754 ^^Hx. Reg.). 

3 At this point the stone is broken across. 
* Buried 7 April, 1738 {Hx. Reg.). 

s 1759 according to Rigge's AJS., but 1759 or 1739 in Walker's MS. "1739. 
My. 27. Geo. Ely of Ovenden, Sheargrinder, bur." [Hx. Reg.), may refer to this 
burial. 

6 From Walker's MS. 

■^ Buried 24 April, 1764 {Hx. Reg.). 

s The top of this stone has been cut off. Missing parts of the inscription are 
from Walker's MS. 

^ "^773' Jun. 13. Mary Ramsden, Sk*, wid., bur." {Hx. Reg.). 



83 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

4. BARRACLOUGH. 
{On a brass plate, 15^ by io| inches) 

Arms. I. Three fleurs-de-lys on a fess between three birds. 

2. Three goats on a bend. 

Vltima cuivis expectanda dies. 

Here lyeth the body of M'? | lane Barraclough, wife of | M' Toby 

Barraclough, of | Halyfax, who departed | out of this Hfe luly the 25*^ | 

(at 9 at night) & buried 28*May 1668. | Also M! Toby Barraclough' 

I (her husband) who was buried | Aprill 4*^ Ano. Dom. 167 1. 

Ante tempus nihil judicato 

5. LISTER. 

{On a brass plate, 15 J by ii|- inches.) 

Here lies the body of | Ann Lister, the wife | of Thomas Lister, 

of I Salterhebble near | Halifax, who departed | this life April i'.* 1798, 

I aged 63 years. ] Also of Thomas Lister, | husband of the above, | 

who departed this life | March 2? 1820, aged 87 | years. 

6. LEES. 
{On a brass plate, 1^^ by 9 J inches.) 
Here lies the body of | Lucy Lees, the wife of | John Lees, of 
Salterheb | ble, who departed this life | July lo*?' 1820, aged 57 years. 
I Also of John Lees, | husband of the above, who | departed this 
life Jan?' \f^ \ 1832, aged 76 years. 

7. HAYLEY. 
\ eth, wife of Rich^ of 

N]orth[ouram, | shear] grinder, di[ed | Marcjh [15^^] i7[o9.^ | And] 
the [sa]id Rich[ard | Hay]l[ey die]d Dec. 9 | [1720,] a[ge]d [7]i. | 
[Rich. Hayley,] his son, | [died] Jan. [2]7, 1751^ | aged [69. | And] 
John H[ay]ley of | [Lee] Bank Bottom in | [Ove]nden died Feb^ [7^^ 
I 1754], a[g]ed 64. 

1 Described in his will, dated 25 March, 167 1, as of Hallifax, gent. He left his 
moiety of the manor of Southowram and Cromwelbotham and all his real estate 
towards the maintenance and education of his two daughters, Jane and Anna, and 
towards the payment of such of his debts as his personal estate would not extend 
to pay. The reversion and remainder of his real estate to his two daughters. Mentions 
his brother Daniel Barraclough. Robert Hall of Boothstowne, gent., and Joseph 
Halliwell of Pikchouse in co. Lancaster, gent., exors. and tutors of his daughters 
(Keg. Test., Hi, 91). ^ 

2 The top of the stone has been cut off. Missing parts of the inscription are 
from Walker's MS., fo. 23^. ^ 

^ " 1709. Mar. 15. Ux. Rich-i Haley, Oven, bur." [Hx. Reg.). 
*"I750. Jan. 30. Richard Hayley, North: Sheargrinder " (^jr. Reg.), is the 
onl^ entry which can refer to this burial. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 89 

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9. RAMSBOTTOM. 

Hn memory [of] | Francis Ramsbottom, of Bi[rks Hall], | died 
January lo*.^ 1766. | Martha Ramsbottom, his [wife died] | March i2*I* 
1773. I Robert Ramsbottom, so[n of the] | above named Francis and 
M[artha, died] | November 20"' 181 2, aged [72 years]. | Mary Rams- 
bottom, wife of the s[aid Robert], | died March 24^^ 1822, aged [90 
years]. | Robert Ramsbottom, son [of the] | above named Robert and 
[Mary, died] | March ii^^ 1822, aged 47 [years]. | Mary, widow of the 
late J[ames] | Lancashire, Esquire, & daugh[ter of the] | above 
named Robert & Mary Ra[msbottom], | died December 25'?" 1855, 

^ This part of the inscription is now hidden by the seating. 

2 "1771. Sep. 9. Rachel, Ux. W" Pool, Hx., Cordwanr, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

3 Part of this inscription is hidden by the seating. For other members of this 
family see M.I. on page 21. 



90 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCPvIPTIONS 

aged [79 years]. | Elizabeth, widow of the lat[e Edward] | Brooke, 
Esquire, & daughter [of the above] | named Robert and Mary 
Ra[msboltom], | died February f^ 1857, aged [78 years]. 

10. EMMET. 

Sacred | to the Memory of | James, son of WilHam | and AHce 
Emmet, who | departed this hfe on the | I'May of May 1828 in the 

I 21'.^ year of his age. | Also of Robert, son of | the said William & 
Alice I Emmet, who died in London | March ^^^ 1835, aged 31, | and 
was there interred. | Also of Alice, who died | April 19*.^ 1837, wife of 

I the said William Emmet | and mother of the above | James & 
Robert Emmet, | aged 65 years. | Also of Sarah, wife of | the above 
William Emmet, | who died the 6*.^ day of | Decf 1853, aged 82 years. 

II. RAMSDEN. 
[ ] lyeth y^ I [ ] Mary Ram | [sden 

daught]er of y^ | [ ] Michael | [ Halifax, w]ho 

de I [parted this] life y^ | [ ] 1736. 

12. LISTER. 

Here is interred the | body of Anne,^ wife of | [J]eremy [L]ister, 
of Shibd I en Hall, who departed | this life April 23^ 1769, | aged 47 
years. | Also the body of the | above Jeremy Lister,^ | [o]f Shibden 
Hall, who I [d]eparted this Ufe Feby | [10]^'^ 1788, aged 74 years. 

13. LISTER. 

[Here lyeth the] | body of [ ] | Lister, [of Shibden] | 

Hall [ ] I the 17 [ bu] | ried [the ] | Febr[uary 

I ]. I Also the [body of] | James [Lister,^ of] | Shibd[en 

Hall, gen] | tleman, [who died] | Nov^ i[4*.^ 1729]. | And of [Mary], | 
his wid[ow ] | Janf 5**^ i7[56]. 

14. LISTER. 

Here lyes [interred the body] | of the Rev^^John [Lister,^ of] | 
Shibden Hall, [who de] | parted this Hfe the [ day] | of Sepf 1759, 
aged [56]. 

1 Daughter of Josh. Hall, of Norland {Dug. Vis. Yorks., Clay's ed., p. 118). . 

2 Seventh son of James Lister. He succeeded to the Shibden Hall estates under 
the will of his brother James {Ibid., p. 117). 

^ See M.I. on page 25. 

* Second son of James Lister, of Shibden Hall. Died unmarried 2 Sept., n^q 
{Dug. Vis. F^r>^j, Clay's ed., p. 117). ^ ' '^^ 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 91 

15. RAMSDEN. 

* ^H[ere lyeth the body] of | [ Ramsden], of Well | [ 

in Halifax] who de | [parted this life] the 25^^ ^^y | of [ Anno] 

Domini 17 14. | [ lyet]h the body | [ the] wife of John 

I [ ] Wellhead in | [ w]ho departed | [t]h[is ] day 

of Dec'' I [x'\]n[no Dom]ini 1720. | [ ]h the body of the | 

[ mentioned] John Ramsden | [ ] who died | [ 

Nov]ember 1753. 

16. LISTER. 

Here [lies interred the body] | of Jam[es Lister,^ of Shib] | den 
H[all, gent, who de] | parted [this life ] | day of J[uly 176 ]. 

17. LISTER. 

[Here lieth the] body | [of Samuel Lister^] of Shib ] [den Hall, 
gent.] who de | [parted this] life the 23? day | [of 1766, a]ged 59. 

18. GRIMSHAW. 

[In Memory of Jane, the wife of Wil]l[ia]m | Gr[imshaw], of 
Halifax, who | die[d A]pril [25^^] 1778, | aged 29 years. | Jane, their 
daughter, died | an infant and was buried | January 17*?* 1775. | Lumb 
Grimshaw, son | of the above-said William | Grimshaw and Mary, | 
his second wife, died Apr[il] | 19"' 1787, aged 9 weeks. | Frances, 
their daughte[r], | died August 9'.*" i79[4], | aged 6 years. | [T]he above- 
named William | Grimshaw, of Halifax, die[d] | January 12*.^ 1795, | 
aged [4] 5 years. | Mary, his daughter by | [hjis first w[i]fe, died Aug. 
I [3]o\^ i82[5,''ag]ed 52 years. 

19. WADDINGTON. 

^Here | are deposited the Mortal | Remains of James, the eldest | 
son of James and Mary | Waddington of Hope Hall, | Halifax, who 
departed this | life on the 26^^ day of April | 1756, aged 5 years. | 
Also of John, another son | of the aforesaid James and | Mary, who 
departed this life | on the 20*.'' day of September | 1782, aged 29 years. 
I Also of James Waddington, | father of the abovementioned | James 
and John, who departed | this life on the 18*^ day of | September 

1 Missing parts from Walker's MS., fo. 22. 

2 The third son of James Lister, of Shibden Hall. Died unmarried 31 July, 1763 
{Dug. Vis. Yorks., Clay's ed., p. 117). 

3 Fourth son of James Lister. Died 23 June, 1766 {Ibid., p. 117). 
* Buried 5 Sept., 1825 {Hx, Rgg.). 

^ See M.I. on page 46. 



02 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

[1784], aged 67 years. | Also of Mary, relict of | the said James 
Waddington, | who departed this life on | the 26^^ day of March 1799, 

I aged 79 years. | Also the body of Richard | Broome Esq'^, of Hope 
Hall, I who departed this life on | the 17*?" day of June 1813, | aged 
58 years. | Also of Hannah, relict [of] | the said Richard Broome 
Es[q.], I who departed this life on th[e] | 30*^ day of September i82[o], 

I aged 60 years. 

{The rest of these inscriptions are to the West of the West Cross Aisle.) 
20. NORRIS. 
^Here rest the Earthly | Remains of Mary Norris, | wife of William 
Norris, | of Halifax, who departed | this life the eight day | of March 
1796 I in the 61 year of her age. | And of the aforesaid | William 
Norris | who died August 2''.** 1807, | aged 73 years. ] Also of Sydney 
Norris, | grandson of the above | William Norris, | who died the 23^*^ 
day of Feb^ | 1853, aged 53 years. 

21. WIGLES WORTH. 
Here lie the remains of | James Wiglesworth Esq', | late of this 
town, I died the 20'.^ November 1826, | aged 67 years. | Also of his 
son James | who died 25*^ January 1793, | aged 4 years and 7 months. 

22. PARRATT. 
^[Edmun 
of Ard 
Fellow 

in Cam ] 

Vicar^ of [H ] 

departe[d ] 

first day [of ] 

in the 59^^ y[ear ] 

E. 
Here is int[erred the b ] 

of the Rev. [Mr. ] 

Parratt^ wh[o was ] 

""^ See M.I. on page 29. 

2 'fi^e top ^^^ bottom of this stone have been cut off. The parts in brackets 
from Walker's MS., fo. 83. The stone was then in the chancel. 

3 Is it possible that this inscription refers to Edmund Hough, vicar of Halifax 
1689-91? Mr. Parratt was lecturer during his vicariate, and was one of the 
witnesses of his will. 

p *-fe*^°i^ (P- 233) gives the inscription as, "Here is interred the body of the 
Kev. AP trancis Parrat, who was Lecturer of Halifax above fifty years, and died the 
22d of December, in the 82d year of his age, 1741," and says nothing of any other 
mscnption bemg on the stone. - ^ / s y 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 93 

er of Halifa[x 
years and 
# of December 

year of his 
Also is interr 
of Hannah 
died the 14^^ 
81*^*^ year of he 
of Elisabeth Schofield his dau. 

175 aged 46 years.] 

23. WETHERHERD. 

^[ his wife, died February , aged 69]. | Six of 

their children die[d] | very young and are all | with their parents 
buried | in this place. | Here also is interred | M!' James Wetherherd, 

I of this town, who died | July i'? 1777 in the 74*.'' | year of his age. 

I Also five^ of his children.^ | Also M" Mary Wetherherd, | wife of the 
above M'f Jaf | Wetherherd, died April | 5*'^^ 1791 in the 82:^ year of 

I her age. | Also Miss Mary Wether | herd, the daughter of the | 
[a]bove M^ & M? Wetherherd, | died October 19^^805, | her a'ge 
71 yea[r]s. 

24. FRAGMENT. 

[ ] who depa[ ]ly 4'*" i83[ ] | [ ] 5 years. 

25. WETHERHERD. 

^[Sacred to the Memory of] | Jame[s We]therhe[rd, Esqf], | Captain 
of the lat[e 23'".''] | Light Dragoons, who wa[s] | severely wounded in 
the I Irish Rebellion of i79[5] | and served in the lat[e 7^''] | Royal 
Veteran Batt[a]Hon. | He died the 7*.^ of March [1822], | aged 53 
ye[a]rs. 

26. WILKINSON. 

Her[e] is interr'd the body | of Mr Benjamin [Wilkjinson | of 
North Bridg[e] in North | ou[ra]m, who [w]as buried | the 6"' day of 
May 1 76 1, I [a]g[e]d 52 years. 

1 See M.I. on page 5. The top of this stone has been cut off. 

2 "Four" in M.I, 

3 At this point the stone has either been cut through, or the inscription is on 
two stones placed end to end. 

4 "6th" in M.I. 

^ See M.I. on page 6. The top of this stone has been cut off. 



94 monumental and other inscriptions 

In the East Cross Aisle. 

{The numbering of the inscriptions is from South to North.) % 

I. gream. 

\ ] I Ann & Elizth [ ] | of 

W" Gream. Ann \ ] | this life Octo'' [ ] | year of her 

age. Eliz [ ] | in the iS^^ year of her age [ ]. 

2. RAMSDEN. 

Here lieth interred [the b]ody | of Samuel Ramsden of South | 
ouram who depa[rted] thi[s] life | the 19'.'' of June i7[4]9j' aged 
[6]4 [years]. | Here also lieth the body of | John Ramsden o[f 
S]outhou[ram], | who departed thi[s] lif[e] the [2];^^ | of October 
i75[2],"' aged [ ] y[ea]rs. | He married Ann, th[e daujgh | ter of John 
Halliw[e]ll of [ ] | house,^ Gen*, by wh[om he] left | one surviving 

son. I Also John, the son of John | Ramsden, who died the ^\ff^ of] 
I November i76i,aged 19.° | Also Ann, the wife of John | Ramsden 

died Jan'^[4]^h i78[3]-' 

3. IBBETSON. 

^[Here lies the body of] | Christopher Ibbetson who | died the 

2? of August 1767 I in the 58[^^] year of his age. | Also a wife and 

five I children. | Also of Elizabeth, | the wife of Thomas | Ibbetson, of 

Halifax, who | died April 10'.^ 181 8 in | the 70*.^ year of her age. | 

Also of Sarah, daughter | of the above Elizabeth | Ibbetson, who 

departed | this life on the 31'May | of December 1824 in | the 50*!" 

year of her age. | Also the remains of | the above-named Thomas | 

Ibbetson who departed | this life on the 21'* day | of April 1828, aged 

81 years. 

4. GREAM. 

^Henry Grea[m], | of Exley, | died December the [9'.^] | 1808, 
aged 55 years. 

1 See M.I. on page 14. The top of this stone has been cut off. 

2 Miss Anne Gream, of Heath, died Oct. 18 {1743), of 24 hours sickness, aged 
near 16 {North. Reg.). 

3 Buried 21 June, 1749 {Hx. Reg.). 
* Buried 30 Oct., 1752 {Hx. Reg.). 

^ Mr. John Ramsden, of Southourum, and Mrs. HelHwell, of Pykehouse, near 
Litllebrook (? Littleborough), mar. Febr. 14 (1737-8) {North. Reg.). 

6 " 1761. Nov. 26. John Ramsden, South'", Gent., died at Oxford " {Hx. Reg.). 

' Buried 10 Jan., 1783 {Hx. Req.). 

^ The missing words from Walker's MS., where the stone is said to be in the 
south aisle. The first hne of the inscription is covered by seating. 

8 Formerly in the south aisle of the chancel {Walker's MS.). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 95 

5. SCOFIELD. 
^John Scofield, surgeon, | died the 28^^ day of | January 1790, 
aged 83. I Elizabeth Holt, his | only daughter^ died on | the 12"' day of 
December | 1805, aged 70 years. 

6. GREAME. 

[ . 15*?' 1732^ in] the 47 year of his [age. | M'''] Martha 

Greame, his [ ], | died April 21'.* 1740 in the [ ] | 

year of her age. | Mf John Greame, of Exley, i[n] | Southowram, died 

April I 12*?" 1773, aged 63 years. | M" Frances Greame, his [ ], 

I died February 18*^ 1775, a[g]e[d ]• 

7. RAMSDEN. 

'[Here Hes interred] | body of [Rich ] | of John Ramsden, 
[of Ha] I lifax, cardmaker, [who] | departed this life [ J | day of 

September [ ] I i" the ii\*'year of h[is age]. | Also the body 

[of ] I Ram[sden ]. 

{On a brass plate, 19I by 13J inches.) 

In Memory | of John Ramsden, of Hall End in | Halifax, who 
died Aug'.*" 30*? 1755, aged 60 years, | Of Hannah, his widow, the 
daughter of Luke | Hoyle, of Ovenden, who died the 24*?* of March 
I 1762, aged 70 years, | Of Anne, one of the two daughters and co | 
heiresses of Rowland Watson, of Kighley, & | the wife of Thomas 
Ramsden, the youngest son | of the first named parties, she died the 
28*? of Octy I 1780, aged 43 years, | Of George Ramsden, the second 
surviving son | of the last named parties, who died 26*.** of June | 1786, 
aged 26 years, | Of the above named Thomas Ramsden, who | died 
the Q^.'^of February 1787, aged 53 years, | Of Ann, the eldest daughter 
of William Simpson, | of Heath in Skircoat, and the wife of Thomas 
I Ramsden, of Heath, the youngest son of the be | fore named 
Thomas and Anne Ramsden, she | died the 20^^ of May 1827, aged 
56 years, | all of whom are interred in this grave. 

The south chapel of this church contains the remains of other 
branches of this family. 

{On a second brass plate, 3 by 13^ inches.) 

Of the last mentioned Thomas Ramsden, | of Heath, who died 
19*?" of September | 1851 in the 82"^ year of his age. 

^ Formerly in the south aisle ( Walker's MS.). 

2 Perhaps refers to John Gream. "M^'John Gream of Shay Hill died Jan. 15, 
bur. in Halifax Church Jan. 17 (1732-3)" [North. Reg.). 

3 The missing words from Walker'' s MS. The first line of this inscription is 
covered by seating. 



96 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

{Inscription on stone conti?iued.) 

Also the body of [ ], | wife of the above [ ] | 

Ramsden, who d[eparted] | this Hfe [March 8 in the 71^^ year 

8. FRAGMENT. 
^[ ] Oleum Nimis Cito Perdidi[t] | Licet Melioris ^tern 

[ ] I In Caelis Cum Foenore | Obiit Die January 18 | Anno 

Domini 1629. 

9. CLAYTON. 

-R[alph Clay]ton, | Esquire, | Serjeant at law. [ Ob. October ii*?' 

1813. I M. [55]. 

10. ROSSENDALL. 

"Here lyeth y® body | of leremiah, sonne of | leremiah Rossendall, 
I of Shaw Hill in | [Skircoate, who departed this life y^ 18 day of 
lanuary in the second year of his age, Anno Dom. 1694]. 

11. BENTLEY. . 

"•[Here] lyeth the body of | [Sara]h Bentley, widd., who | [departe]d 
this life th[e | ] day of Feb[ruary | ] Domi[ni] 1707.^ 

{Some lines illegible.) 

•^Here lieth the body [of] | Nathanael Chadwick, of | [Hajlifax, who 
departed this | [life the 9]'^ day of August i74[6' | in t]he 6[8]'^^ [yea]r 
of his age. | [A]lso the body of Elisabeth, | wife of the above named 
I [Nathaniel Chadwick, who departed this life 

Here also lieth the body of Michael Wainehouse, who departed this 
life the 19*'' day of Auojust 1787, aged 69]. 

12. KNIGHT. 

'[Samjuel Knight, M.A., | the first Incumbent of | Trinity Church 
I in th[is] Town, | and a[fter]\vards | Vicar of this Parish, | entered 
into Rest | Janu[ary] 7^^ 1827, | aged 67 years. 

The mem[ory of] the just is blessed. 

iThe lop part of this stone has been cut off. 

"^ See M.I. on page 7. 

2 The arms carved on the stone are now undecipherable. This stone was once 
in the chancel, and bore the brass plate on which is the inscription given on page 37 
{IVa/ker's MS.). The last part of this inscription is covered by the chancel platform. 

*This stone was formerly in the chancel {Walker's MS.). 

■' Buried 29 Feb., 1707-8 [Hx. Reg.). 

^' The last part of this inscription is covered Ijy the chancel platform. 

■^Buried 12 Aug., 1746 {Hx. Reg.). 

^ See M.I. on page 22, 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 97 

Frances Knight, | relict of the above | Samuel Knight, [ die 
February 20*.** 1832, | aged 65 years. 

Pleasant in life ; in death not divided. 

13. WAINHOUSE. 

^Here lieth the body of Richard | Wainhouse, [so]n of Michael 
Wain I house, of H[alifa]x, who departed | this life Oc[tobe]r the 
17*? 1750, aged I I year 2 mo[nths &] 3 days. | Also Ed[ward^ 
Wjainhouse, son of | the abo[ve Michjael, who departed | this life 
0[ctob]er the 13*.^ 1756, | aged i y[ear 4] months & 26 days. | Also 
the remains of Martha | Wainhouse, widow of the late | Michael 
Wainhouse, who died | April the 24*?* 1797, aged 78 years. 

14. HINCHLIFFE. 

^[Beneath lie the remains of Ann Hinchliffe, who died Aug^* 29*.^ 
1785, aged 72 years]. | Also of Jos^ Hinchliffe, | her husband, who 
died I June 4^^ 1787, aged 82 years. | Also of Mary, the wife of | 
John Hill, of York, gent°, | sister to the above Anna | Hinchliffe, who 
died on | the 20*.^ day of April 1795, | aged 92 years. | Also of Mary 
Smith, I relict of the late John | Smith, Esq'^, of Rochdale, | who died 
29*? August 1809, I aged 73 years. | Also of Anna Smith, | daughter 
of the above | John and Mary Smith, | who died August 29^^ 1815, | 
aged 52 years. 

15. METCALF. 

''[Elis Metcalf, aged 72 years], 1 was buried here Nov. [5^?" 1760.] | 
Margret Metcalfe was bur[ied] | February the 24**' 1772, age[d | 65] 
years. | Ann Metcalfe was buri[ed] | June 4*?* 1788, aged 74. [ 
Elisabeth Metcalfe wa[s] | buried Sep!' 27^*^ 1788, age[d] | 72. 

16. DUN. 

'[Near] th[is] p[l]ace on the [ | ]h the body of M": | 

[Thomas] Dun, of H[all]ifax, | [who departe]d thi[s l]ife the | [thirty 
first] day of luly 1721^ | [in the] s[eve]nty seventh | [year of his] 
a[ge]. 

^ This stone was formerly in the chancel [IValkers MS.). 
2 Walker's MS. 

^ The top part of this stone has been cut off. 

*This stone was formerly in the chancel {Walker's MS.). The top part of the 
stone has been cut off. 

^ On the border of the stone are the remains of an inscription, " Dun of Halyfax." 
6 Buried 4 Aug., 1721 {Hx. Ke§.). 



98 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

17. DIGHTON. 
i[ Patty] Penelope Dighton | [died] Novf the 9*^763, | [aged] 18 
years. | [Willi]am Dighton, her father, | [was] buried November | [the 
i]!*?" 1769 in the 52'.^ year | [of h]is age. 

18. COULTHURST. 

'[Henry William Coulthurst, D.D., Vicar of Halifax], | died 

December ii*?' i8i[7], | JEt: 64. | Sarah, his wife, died | November 

i[5]^^ 1825, I JEt: 70. 
^^^ 19. MORRELL. 

=^M'f Ann Morrell | buried April 12^^ | 1747.^ 

20. SWAINE. 
•^[Here lieth the body of Mf William Swaine, of Halifax, who 
departed this life 27 October 1779 in the 32""^ year of his age.] 

Is it a thing so small 

So easy to comply 

When summoned by a sudden call 

To get us up and die. 

For those who humbly [keep] 

The Faith by Christ bestowed 

To die is but to fall a sleep 

In the soft arms of God. 

Also of Mary, the wife of the | above William Swaine, who | died on 
the 8'.^ of October 1826, | aged 73 years. 

21. GAYGILL. 
^Under this stone are [burie]d | the bodies of eight [of the] | 
children of M5 John Ca[ygil]l, of | HaUfax, merchant, viz. 

Ann, buried Sep' 15, 1703. | John, SepT 15, 1704. | 

[Samuel, Apl. 28, 17 10.' | Elizabeth, • June 7, 1711].^ | 

1 In IValker's MS. the stone is said to be in the chancel, and the word "Patty" 
is omitted. 

2 See M.I. on page 7. The first part of the inscription is covered by seating. 

3 Formerly in the south aisle of the chancel {IValker's MS.). 

* "1747. Apr. 12. Ann, ux. John Murrell of Thirsk, gent., bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
5 Formerly in the chancel ( Walker's MS. ). The first part of the inscription is 
now covered by seating. 

« The first part of the inscription is partly covered by the base of the pulpit, 
and the latter part and the brass by the chancel platform. See M.I. on pages 

^ '' 1710. Apr. 28. Samuel C. bur." (^r. Reg.). 
^ " 1711. Jun. 7. Elizabeth C. bur." {Hx. Reg.). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 99 



Jane, March [12,1718].^ | Jane, Novl'[2o,i72o].^ 

Samuel, Feby[2i, 1721].^ | Hannah, Deer [i, i7]25.'* 

and the bodi[es of] | 



Ann ) I Bu[ried Septy] lo, i7o[4]. 

J his wife 1 



5 

6 



Martha J his wife I Aug* 29, i74[4].* 

Here also wa[s buried] the body | of the sai[d Mf John] Caygill 
Feby I 16, 1 7 [5 7,' aged 82]. 

[S]acred | [to] the Memory of | John Caygill, Esqr, | [who departed 
this life the 22''.'^ day of May 1787, aged 79 years]. 

{On a brass piate.y 
[Here also lieth the remains of Jane Caygill, widow of the above 
named John Caygill, Esquire, who died the 25*.^ of July 1806, aged 
81^ years.] 

22. NUTTER. 

"[Her]e lyeth [the] body of | [Mar]gret Nutter, daughter | [of Eli]ze 
Nutter, A.B., vi[car | of Br]oughton, who de[parted | this l]ife the 
2i[^^] day of luly | [Anno] Domini 1701. 

27,. SNEDALL. 

"[(Her)e resteth the (bod)y of Mf Thomas (Sne)dalP2 of Halifax 
(wh)o departed this life December] 18"' 1619, | and also Anne 
Sneda[ll],^^ | his wife, was bvried | Ivne 29, 1638. lames | Holland 

1 " 1718-9. Mar. 12. Jane C. bur." [Hx. Reg.). 

2 " 1720. Nov. 18. Jane, M-^ Jn° C, Hall., bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

3 " 1721-2. Feb. 6. Samuel, M>^ John C, Hall., bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
* " 1725. Dec. I. Ann, John C, Hall., gentl., bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
s '• 1704. Sep. 10. Ux. John C, Skircoate, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

^ "1744. Aug. 29. Martha C bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
■^ " 1757. Feb. 16. John C. bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
^ Not now visible; perhaps concealed by the chancel platform. 
9 "84" on M.I. 
^^ Missing parts from IValkei-'s MS., where the stone is said to have been then 
at the west end of the church. 

1^ The top part of this stone has been cut off, and the last part of the inscription 
is concealed beneath the organ. The missing words are supplied from Walker's MS., 
where it is stated that a brass plate bearing the inscription to Elizabeth Dun, given 
on page 8, was fixed to this stone. 

^2 By his will, dated 16 Sept., 1619, in which he described himself as *' of Hallifax, 
gent.," he left " unto godly uses, five pounds to be bestowed according to the 
discretion of my overseers hereafter named" {Reg. Test., xxxvi, 125). 

^3 She bequeathed 20s. per annum for an anniversaiy sermon to be preached in 
Halifax Church {Halifax Register), and a legacy of £20, which, with £\\ added by 
Dr. Hooke, was invested in purchasing the close behind the vicarage house 
(Watson, p. 591). 



100 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

was bvried | November 2 [5], i6[5]i/ | and Grace, his wife, | was bvried 
December | 26^^ 1670. | [And also Joshua, sonne of Joshua Dun, was 
buried under this stone February 23"^.^ 1675]. 

24. WALKER. 

^[Here resteth the body^] | of Sarah, the wife of Willpam] | 
W[a]lker, of Crownest in Light | [c]Hffe, owne mother to y^ three 
I [c]hildren Abraham, lohn, & | Mary, who are interred | upon [her 
husb]"* and, she died | t[he ] was buried | 

[the ] year & | [ And also here lieth the body 

of Sarah Walker departed this Ufe the 21'May of March 17 16]. 

25. INGHAM. 

Beneath | this stone are deposited the | remains of Catherine 

Jane, | the daughter of William | and [Jane Ingham of Halifax, who 

departed this life on the 5*'' day of December 1796, aged i year and 

2 months. Also the remains of Anna Maria, their daughter, who 

•departed this life the 26"' day of April 1803, aged 8 months and 

15 days].' 

26. BRACKEN. 

"In Memory | of | Richard Bracken, of Holme-House | in Warley, 
and formerly of this town, | who died Decl" 13^'' 1807, ^-ged 85 years. 
I Also of Mary, his wife, who died | November 2"*^ 1777, aged 47 
years. | Also of Elizabetli, his second wife, | who died Octf 29*.'' 1782, 
aged 58 years. | Also of three daughters of Richard | and Mary 
Bracken, Betty, Susanna, | and Hannah, who died in their infancy. | 
Also of Agnes, daughter of the | said Richard Bracken, who | died at 
Holme-House on the 24^.^ | day of May 18 18, aged 59 years. 

27. HAMERTON. 

[ b]ody of Betty, the dau | [ghte]r of John 

Hamerton | of [Njorthowram, who d[e | p]arted this life y« 4"' day | 
[of M]ay 1752, aged 3 mon[ths].' 

1 "1651. Nov. 25. James Holland, Halifax, marcer, was buried in the chancell " 
\Hx. Reg.). 

2 This stone was formerly in the south aisle of the chancel [Walker's MS.). The 
lop part of it has been cut off. 

■' IValker's MS. 

* IValkej-'s MS. 

= The greater part of the inscription is hidden beneath the organ. 

''' Formerly in the north aisle of the chancel (Wnlker's MS.). 

1752. My. 6. Betty, John Hammerton, North:, Com% bur." {Hx. A\^.). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. lOl 

28. HOLROIDE. 

^Eli[zabeth, daughjter of | Ml" Ioh[n Holroide] of Halyfax, | who 
d[eparte]d this Hfe the | 6[^^ day of Iun]e 1700.- | [Also Mary, his] 
daughter, | [who departed] this hfe the | 4^'^ d[a]y [of Ma]y 1701.=^ | 
And [also] Richard, his son, | dep[a]r[ted] this life the lo'^day | of 
lune 1702. I Also [Anne], his daughter, who | de[parted] this life the 
9*?^ day I of Aprill 1703/ 1 Al[so here] lyeth the body | [of John 
Hol]roide of Hallifax, | [stapler, w]ho departed | [this life the 
day] of lune 1719.^ 

29. SUGDEN. 

''[Here lyeth the body of] | loshua Su[gden], of H[allifax], | who 
depar[te]d this lif[e on the] | last day of [Febr]uary an[d] | was 
bur[ied 4*Ma]y of March | 1700 a[nd in the] s[ix]ty third | year of 
[his] age. j And also [here lyeth] the body ] [of Alice, daughter of] 
the abovesaid | Ios[hua S]u[gden, wh]o departe[d] | this lif[e t]h[e 
day o]f lune i7o[ ] | in the 7 [o^'' year o]f her age.'^ | Also 
[ ]ce lyeth [the] [ body of [Grace Su]gden, th[ ] | daughter, 

[who depar]ted this [life] ] the i2^'^day [of] Au[gust] 1707^ \ [in 
t]he 3[ year] of her a[ge]. 

30. HOPWOOD. 

''[Here lieth the body of] | Richard Hopwood, of | HaUfax, gent^ 
died I the 23? of May 1769, | aged 63. | Also Mary, his wife, | died 
Novlthe 8**^ 1788, I aged 70. 

In THE West Cross Aisle. 

(The numbering of the inscriptions is from South to North.) 

I. PRIESTLEY. 

[He]re lieth [the body of | Mar]y Priestley, [w]ife of | [James] 
Priestley, [of] Hali[fax | , who] de[parte]d this | life [ ]. 

1 The top part of this stone is covered by the seating. 

2 " 1700. Jun. 9. Eliz., John Holroide, Hallifax, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
^ " 1701. My. 7. Mary, John Holroide, Hallif., bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

* " 1703. Apr. II. Anne, John Holroide, Hallifax, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
5 Buried 17 June, 17 19 {Hx. Reg.). 

^ The first line of this inscription is covered by seating. 

■^ "1706. Jun. 30. Alice Sugden, Hall., bur." {Hx. Reg.). Qu. if she was not 
the wife, rather than the daughter of Joshua Sugden. 

•5 "1707. Aug. 15. Grace Sugden, Halifax, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
9 The first line of this inscription is covered by seating. 



102 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

2. HOLLAND. 

Martha, the wife of | William Bollan[d] | of Halifax, died 
De I [cejmber [i^*] 1806 in the | [74^^] year of her age. | Martha, 
their daughter, | died Febru[ary] 13*.^ 177H' I in the [ year] of 
her age. | [Ch ], their son, | died [ Y^ 1770" | in the 

[ ] age. I [ ] 

3. JACKSON. 

3[ in the 68*^ year of his age. Also of Elizabeth, wife of 

the above] | Joshua Jackson, | who died January the [26*^] | 1787, 
aged [68] years. | Also of John Jackson, | son of the above Joshua | 
and Elizabeth, who died | the 2".^ of February i83[2], | aged 81 years. 

4. EMMET. 

In I memory | of | [E]lizabeth, the wife o[f | Wi]lliam Emmet of 
Hali[fax, | w]oolstapler, who died o[n | the] 9*? day of February 
i78[9],"' I aged 42 years. | [Ajlso of the aforesai[d | Wil]liam Emmet, 
who die[d | on] the 2 7*^ of January 1823, | aged 78 years. | [A]lso of 
William, the only | [s]on of the above named | [Wi]lliam Emmet, who 
[died I Ap]ril 30^^ 1838, aged [56. 1 A]lso Sarah, his [wife, | wh]o died 
on the 26^^ [day] | of December i8[43], I aged 58 years. 

5. LEES. 

[ e lieth Robert, son Samuel and Ellen Lees of 

Halifax, merchant, who] | died January the i[ ] 17 [95,] | aged five 
years and | five months. 

6. NETHERWOOD. 

[H]ere lieth the body | [of Elis]abeth, wife of | [Tim]othy 
Netherwood | [of] Houghshaw near | Halifax, died March 6*^ 1 1797, 
aged 54 years. 

7. BEST. 

^[Here resteth the remains of John Best,*^ of Landimer, who 
departed this life the 23'.'^ day of Novemb]er 1678. | [He]re lyeth the 



1 Buried 16 Feb., 1770 {Hx. J^eg.). 

2 " 1770. Feb. 20. Char., W" Bolland, Hx., Tinman, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

3 See M. I. on page 20. The lop part of this stone has been cut ofiF. 
* Buried 12 Feb., 1789 [Hx. Reg.). 

= The top part of this stone has been cut off. 

« The eldest son of Ric. Best, a carrier and wool merchant who bought Landimer, 
by his second wife, Martha Wood. He married a daughter of Mr. Matthew Whitley, 
a preacher m Wiltshire (Hunter's Fam. Min. Gent., p. loi). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 103 

body of I [Charlejs Best/ son of the above | [Joh]n Best, of Landimer, 
who I [departjed this life the 3P] day of | [August] 1700.^ 

8. RAMSDEN. 

[Here] lyeth the body | [of Ro]bert, the [so]n of | [Richa]rd 

R[amsden], of | [Sidda]ll Hall [in Southow | ram, w]ho depart[ed] 

this I [life th]e 27*^ day of January | 1707. | [Also t]h[e body of 

Robert, his | se]cond s[on, who was | burie]d the [7*.^ day of] July | 

[1708].^ 

9. STEAD. 

^[Richard, son of Valentine Stead 23*^ ]ber, 

1718, [ ] days. [William, son of Valentine Stead 

Jan 25, 1725.]^ M" Naomi Stead, his | [wif]e, departed this life, 

Octo I [ber]9*.^ i[7]40j aged 47 years | [ mo]nths & i day. 

10. NORTHEN. 
Tho[mas ] | the [ of H]ip | perholm [was] | bvried 

M[ar]ch | s["^] i6[66].^ | And also the b[o] | dy of My Ale[xander] | 
Bate, his [bro]the[r] | in law, [who was hurried the 5 day of March 

1677.T 

11. KITSON. 

®[ Joseph, son of Thomas Kitson of Hipperholme, who 

departed this life the 14*^^ of August 1690.^ Also here lyeth the body 
of Mary, the wife of Thomas Kitson, who departed this life the 2^^^ 
day of May, 1700.]^° | And also here lyeth the [body] | of Thomas 
Kitson, of [Upper] | Brear in Northowro[me, her] | husband, who 
depart[ed | this life the 28*^^ day of December Anno Domini 

1709 ]. 

12. NAYLOR. 

In Memory of | John, son of George and | Susanna Naylor, of 
Halifa[x], | who died July 14^?" 1798, | aged 15 months. | Also of the 

1 Married Jane, daughter of Oxley, of Bradford (Hunter's /^am. Min. 

Gent.f p. loi). 

2 Buried 7 Aug., 1700 {Hx. I^eg.). 

3 Buried 7 J"ly, 1708 {Hx. Reg.). 
*See M.I. on page 42 and on page 59. 

5 "1725-6. Jan. 25. Will™, Valentine Stead, Hall., Salter, bur." [Hx. Reg.). 

6 "1666-7. Mar. 3. Tho: Northen, Hipholme, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

'There is an error in Rigge's copy. "1673-4. Mar. 5. M"^ Alexander Bate, 
Curate de Lighcliffe, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

® The missing parts are from Walker's MS. The top part of this stone has 
been cut off. 

^ Not at this date in the Register. 
10 Buried 7 May, 1700 {Hx. Reg.). 



104 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

above mentioned | George Naylor, tobacconist, | who departed this life 
on the I 12'.^ day of March A.D. 18 10 | in the 43'.*^ year of his 
age. I Also Susanna Naylor | who departed this life on | the 8*?" day 
of May 1844 I in the 75*^ year of her ag[e]. 

13. SCHOREY. 

In I memory | of [Selina], the daughter of | [Richard] Schorey of 
Hali[fax, | who die]d on the 29^^ j-^ay | of] November 1778.^ | [Al]so 
of Richard, the son | of the aforesaid Richard | Schorey, who died on 
the 2 3[^^] I day of September 1781, I aged 3 months. | Also of Sarah, 
the wife | of the aforesaid Richard | Schorey, who died on the | 28*^ 
day of October 1801, | aged 60 years. | Also of the aforesaid j Richard 
Schorey, | who died on the 16*^ day of | September 1803, aged 62 
y". I Also of George Schorey, | brother of the above, | who died on 
the 24*^ day of | [August 1822,'-^ aged 72 years]. "^ 

14. VEITCH. 

"•[In memory of Frances], \ relict of Peter Veitch Esq!", | died 25*^ 
April 1 84 1, I aged 79 years. | Also of her only daughter | Frances 
Margaret, | who died the 30*^^ June 1803, | [a]ged 2 years [an]d 4 
months. 

15. PRESTON. 

^Here lieth the body of Joseph, son of | Thomas and Mary 
Preston, who died | November 28*.^ 1778, aged 7 weeks. | Also of 
Harriet, their daughter, who died | April 30^^ 1793, aged 4 years and 
4 months. | Also of Thomas Preston of Green royd, | father of the 
above, who died November | 8^^ 182 1 in the 7 o^^ year of his age. | 
Also of Mary, wife of the abovesaid | Thomas Preston, who died 
February | the 5*^ 1824, aged 75 years. | Also of Mary, daughter of the 
above | Thomas and Mary Preston, who died | December the 22^^ 1827, 
aged 44 years. | Also of Thomas, son of the above | Thomas and 
Mary Preston, who died | May the 14^^ 1837, aged 60 years. | Also of 
Sophia, daughter of the above | Thomas and Mary Preston, who 
died I July 16'^ jg^g, aged 57 years. 

T,- ,0^^° Selina Schorey in the register at this date, but " 1778, Nov. 29, Selina, 
RiCi Schoheld, Hx., Inn keep^ bur." 

2 Buried 28 Aug., 1822 {//jc. Reg.). 

^ Bottom of stone cut off. 

*The top part of this stone has been cut off. 

^' See M.I. on page 31. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 105 

i6, DOLLIFFE. 
[ ] I And also Sarah, th[e wife of] Gile[s] | Dollif[fe], 

who died the [29*?] day o[f] | September i7i[9]/aged 60. | Here also 
lieth the body of | the above named Gilles Dolliffe, | who died the 
23*? and was | buried the 25*? day of Februf | 1732, aged 79 years. 

17. DEAN. 

[Here lyetjh the body of Robert | [Dean^ of E]xley who died 
J[any I the W]illiam Dean of [S]kir | [coatj died January the 

jjth ly^i I [in the 24*^ yea]r of his age. Also | [William] Dean, son 
of William | [Dean] of Elland Hall, died the 21^^ | [^ay of April] 
i75[2]^ in the [14]'^ year | [of his age]. Also William Dean | [of 
E]lland Hall, son of William | [De]an of Skircoat, died [ ] 

7'h I [175 1] in the 70^^ [year] of hi[s] a[g]e. | [Al]so [C]i[cely] Dean, 
the wife of I [W]illiam [Dea]n of [Elland] H[a]ll, di[e]d | [Mc]h 16 
[1753]"* ^^ ^^^ [69^^^ y^^^ C)f I her age]. | [ ], the wife of 

Thom[as | Dea]n [of Elland Hall and | of the above 

William, I ]. 

18. DRAKE. 

**[Here was interr'd Daniel Drake*^ of Horley Green, Northouram, 
esq. Also] | Samuel,^ his brother, who | [died] January 1 6*? 1624. | 

[John] Drake,^ who died June | 14*.^ 1642. | [And] Jeremiah Drake, 
who I [died] December 29*.^ 1745. | [All] of the same place. | [Also] 
the Rev*^ Fran. Drake*^ | [of] Halifax, M.A., who died | [Ma]rch 

1 Buried i Oct., 1719 {Hx. Reg.). ''W Giles Dolliffe & Dau. of George 
Tillotson, Aug. 1682, mar." {North. Reg.). 

2 The Deans held Exley Hall from the successors of the Knights of St. John 
of Jerusalem, part of whose possessions it once was, being in their manor of Batley. 

3 "1752" in IValkej-'s MS. 

*"i753"i^ust be an error in Ridge's MS. The entry in the register reads 
'*I755, Mar. 19, Cicsily Dean, Sou*» , wid., bur." 

^ The first part of this inscription is concealed beneath a step. 

^ "1623. Apr. 12. Daniel Drake, Northow., bur." {Hx. Reg.). There is an 
exhaustive account by Mr. John Lister of the wellknown local family of Drake, 
who were the owners of Horley Green for over 500 years, in the Hx. Ant. Soc. Trans. ^ 
1907, pp. 93-112. Daniel was a younger son of John Drake, of Horley Green, by 
his wife Grace, daughter of John Bairstow, of North Bridge [Ibid. p. 103). He married 
Mary, daughter of Anthony Dixson, of Halifax, and Sibell, his wife. Sibell Dixson 
afterwards married John Holdsworth for her second husband (Walker's Halifax 
Registers^ p. 106). 

'^ Died without issue. 

8 "1642. Jun. 14. John Drake, North., bur." {Hx. Reg.). He was the eldest 
brother of Daniel and Samuel. 

9 Jeremiah and Francis were the sons of Thomas Drake, of Halifax, by his 
wife Mary Wilkinson. Francis was curate of Kirk Smeaton, some time of Darrington, 
and died, unmarried, at Halifax (Hunter's Fam. Min. Gent.., p. 1159). 



106 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

5*.^ 1765. I [And] Mary, wife of the above | [Jerejmiah Drake and 
daugh. I [of Rjobert Rooksby of Melton | [nea]r Hull, EsqT, who 
died I [Majrch 5*.^ 1767, aged 78. | [A]lso Atkinson Shermer | Drake,^ 
surgeon, who died | [Octo]ber 28*.^ 1820, aged 46. 

19. EMMET. 
-[In memory of Margaret, daughter of John Emmet of Halifax, 
who was buried here June 21'.* 1788,^ aged . Also of Ann, 

wife of the above John Emmet and mother of the aforesaid Margaret 
Emmet, who departed this life May the 29*^ 1810,^ aged 75 years]. | 
Also of the aforesaid | John Emmet, who died | June 6^^ 181 1, aged 
71 years. | Also of Ann Emmet, | daughter of the above | John and 
Ann Emmet, | who died August 4*^ 1852, | aged 74 years. 

20. BRAMLEY. 
[ ] I November 17 [ ], aged two | years & forty two 

weeks. | Also Samuel, his son, was | interred June the 6*.^ i7[5]7-^ I 
Also the above Thorn [as] | Bramley who died the | 9^?" of October 
i7[^3]^ I i" th^ 69'^ year of his a[ge]. | Mary Bramley, wife of | the 
above Thomas Bramle[y], | who died May 14*.^ 1796, | aged 77 years. 
Also Ann, | her daughter, died June | [ ]? 

21. FINCH. 

^[Here lyeth the body of Mary, the wife of William Finch of 
Halifax, watchmaker, who departed this life the 19^^ of November 
1762 in the 59*?" year of her age. Also two of their children. Also 
Mary Finch, daughter of the above William Finch], | who departed 
this life Ju[ne] | the i[8]^h i777,^a[ge]d [^t,] year[s]. | Also of the afore- 
said I William Finch, [ who died on the 27*.^ day of | December 1781, 
aged 61 years. | Also of Grace Finch, | his second wife, who | died 
on the r\* day of April | 1804, aged 84 years. | Also of William | 

^ Son of James Drake, of Horley Green, by his wife Jane, daughter of Rev. 
Christopher Atkinson, vicar of Thorpe Arch, and grandson of the abovementioned 
Jeremiah (Hunter's Fam. Mm. Gent., p. 1 160). 

2 The first part of the inscription is covered by a step. 

^ Correct with the register. 

* Correct with the register. • • 

^ Correct with the register. 

« Buried 12 Oct., 1783 {Hx. Reg.). 

'' The bottom part of this stone has been cut off, 

«The top part of this stone has been cut off. The missing words are from 
Walker's MS. 

» Buried 22 Jun., 1777 {Hx. Reg.). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. * 107 

Pollard who [died] | on the ly*? day of April i[8i4]/ | aged 88 

years. | Also of Mary Whitaker, | grand-daughter of the above | named 

William Finch, [wh]o | departed this life on the 17*.^ | [of] July 1844, 

[aged 72 years]. 

22, AKED. 

^[Hic jacet Maria], | f[ilia] Joshu^e Aked | de Halifax, quae | obiit 
die vigesimo | sexto Septembris | Anno Dom : 1736,^ | annoque 
decimo | octavo etatis {sic) suae. 

2T,. RIGGE. 
^■^Here resteth the Mortal | Remains of Thomas Rigge, | of Halifax, 
yeoman, (son of the late Thomas Rigge | and grandson of the late 
William Rigge, | yeoman, Fallowroyde, VVadsworth), for some | time 
constable of Halifax and churchwarden | of this parish, baptised at 
Heptonstall church, | 13th October i6i6,interred 20*.^ March 1666-7. | 
iVlso of Thomas Rigge, of Halifax, | yeoman, (son of Abraham Rigge 
and nephew | of the above named Thomas Rigge), | who was interred 
6*? October 1689, | aged 35 years. | Also of Elizabeth, the beloved 
wife of I Thomas Rigge of Halifax, gentleman, | and eldest daughter 
of the late | Edward Wainhouse of Skircoat, | gentleman, who was 
interred 20*.^ April 17 14. | Also of the said Thomas Rigge, | of 
Halifax, gentleman, (son of the above | named Thomas Rigge), for 
some time | churchwarden of this parish, baptised | 20*^ February 
1686-7, died suddenly i'.* April 17 16. | Also of Elizabeth, daughter of 
the I above named Thomas Rigge of Halifax, | gentlewoman, who was 
interred 29^.^ | September 1736, aged 22 years. | Also of Thomas 
Rigge, of Savile Green, | Hahfax, gentleman, (son of the above | 
Thomas Rigge and Elizabeth Rigge, | his wife), baptised 13'?" July 
17 12 I and interred 2"*^ April 1745. | To the memory of Thomas 
Rigge, I of Southwark, gentleman, (eldest son | of the above Thomas 
and Elizabeth Rigge), | baptised 20^^ June, 1735, died at Southwark 
1773. I Also of Joseph Rigge, of Halifax, (second | son of the above 
named Thomas and | Elizabeth Rigge), baptised 7*^ January 1737 | and 
was interred 30*.^ October 1775. | Also of John Rigge, (a younger son 
of I the above named Thomas and Elizabeth | Rigge), who was 
interred 27*.^ May 1741, | aged two years. 

1 Buried 21 Apr., 1814 {Hx. Reg.). 

2 The first part of this inscription is concealed by a step. The missing words 
are from Walker's MS. 

3 "1736. 29 Sep. Mary, Joshua Aked, Hal., Innkeeper, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

* The two stones bearing the Rigge inscriptions appear to have replaced two 
older ones, the inscriptions from which are given on a later page amongst those 
from IValker's MS. which are not now to be seen in the church. See also M.I. 
on page 36. 



108 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

{The rtst of (he luscription is on the uext stone). 

Also of Elizabeth, the beloved | daughter of the said Joseph 
Rigge, I born 5"' April 1760, died 3I^* July 1763. | Also of Elizabeth, 
relict of the | said Joseph Rigge, who died 15*^ | February 1831, aged 
94 years. | Also of Susanna, the daughter | of Samuel Taylor and 
Mary Rigge, | of Halifax, who died 9"' July 1820, | aged 20 years. | 
Also of the said Mary, wife of | Samuel Taylor Rigge, who died | 
12*.^ February 1823, aged 54 years. [ Also of Joseph Pilling, son of | 
the above Samuel Taylor and | Mary Rigge, who died at Kingston, | 
Jamaica, 26^^ July 183 1, aged 27 years. | Also of the above | Samuel 
Taylor Rigge, | who departed this life 22""^ July | 1832, aged 68 
years. | Also of Harriet, the beloved | wife of Christopher Taylor 
Rigge I of Halifax, gentleman, who died | 8*^ March 1881, aged 70 
years. | Also of the above \ Christopher Taylor Rigge, | who died 
5*?" June 1886, I aged 78 years, | who were both interred at | All Saints' 
church, Salterhebble. | And of Samuel Taylor Rigge, | (only son of the 
above named | Christopher Taylor and Harriet Rigge), | who died 
25*? September 1889, | aged 60 years. | His body lies in the church- 
yard I of All Saints', Salerhebble {sic). 

24. WOOD. 
^[Richard Wood of Staups^ in Shibden who departed this life the 
27^*^ day of Jany 1722 in the 30'^ year of his age]. Also Deborah, 
widow of I the abovesaid Rich'.', who de | parted this life i4*?'Decy 1746 
I in the 50*.^ year of her age. 

25. KITSON. 
\. ] I Also here lyeth the bod[y of] | Thomas Kitson, of 

Haly[fax], | son of the abovsaid Tho[mas] | Kitson, who departed 
this life I the 13*^ ^j^y of June [ ].^ 

26. WOOD. 
"In memory of | Richard Wood,*' of Staups in Shipden, who 
depart | ed this life on the 27*.^ day of January 1722 in the | thirtieth 

1 The first part of the inscription is covered by a step. The missing words 
are from Walker's MS., fo. 35. 

2 "Staups" in brackets in Walker's MS. 
^This stone may be a fragment of No. 11. 

*"i72i, Jun. 15, Thomas Kitson, Hall., clothier, bm-." [Hx. Reg.). 
^ This stone, like those commemorating the Rigge family (No. 23), seems to have 
mcorporated an earlier inscription (No. 24), but in this case the older stone still 



remams. 



^ It is very doubtful if Richard Wood ever lived at Staups. In the entry 
relatmg to his death in the Northowram Register, he is described as of " Field in 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 109 

year of his age. | Also Deborah,-^ wife of the above Richard Wood, | 
who departed this Ufe on the 14*.^ day of Dec' | 1746 in the 50*.^ year 
of her age. | Also Robert Wood,"' of Staups in Northovvram, | who 
died November i!* 1758, aged 62 years. 1 He was many years coroner 
of this district. | [xA-Jlso Martha NichoUs Hamerton who depar[t | ed] 
this life on the 5*.^ day of September 1822, aged 25 years. | Also 
Samuel Wood, of Staups, son of the above | Robert Wood, who de- 
parted this life on the 15*.^ day of | March 1780, aged 53 years. | Also 
John Hamerton, of Storth near Hud | dersfield, who departed this life 
on the 28*?" day of | February 1827, aged 69 years. | Also Samuel Wood 
Hamerton, son of the above | John Hamerton, who departed this life 
on the 3'".'^ | day of May 1832, aged 27 years. | Also Northend Nicholls 
Hamerton, son of | the above John Hamerton, who departed this 
life I on the 6*^ day of'^ June 1833, aged 33 years. | Also Hannah 
Hamerton, wife of the above John | Hamerton & daughter of the 
aforesaid Samuel Wood, | who departed this life Febr 26*?" 1842, aged 
78 years. 

2^. GIBSON. 

\ ]i7ii. And [ I wh]o diedA:^:S:52. I And 

Michael Gibs[on of] | Slead hall, son of R[obert] | Gibson, of the 
same pl[ace], | bro'" of the first Elis[a]b[eth], | father of the two 
Mi[chaels] | cSc husband of Elisa[beth ], | who died Nov!" the 

Norihourum." In his will, dated 21 Jan., 1722-3, and proved at York on 6 Aug. 
following, he describes himself as of " Northourain, gentl." His wife Deborah was 
to have the use of all his household goods at Feild, in Northouram, during widow- 
hood. To his son Joseph he bequeathed all his messuages, etc., in Northouram, 
Ovenden, and Clayton, subject to the payment of ;^400 a piece to his two daughters 
Phebe and Mary at 21. He mentions his brother Robert Wood, of Stawpes, in 
Northouran i^sic), brother William Wood, and brother John Wood. Brother-in-law 
Robert Ramsden and his uncle Samuel Ramsden, exors. [Reg- Test., Ixxvi, 651). 
Richard Wood married Deborah, daughter of Widow Ramsden, of Quarles, Sep. 24, 
1 71 7 [North. Keg.). There is a monument to some of the descendants of this 
family in EUand Church [Yorks. Arch. Journal, x, pp. 115-16). 

^She did not long remain a widow. "1726-7. Feb. 6. Michael HoyI, gentl., 
and Deborah Wood of Hallifax pch, widow, mar. at Coley " {Hx. Reg.). She lost 
her second husband in a very short time. " M"^ Michl. Hoile of Field in Northourum 
died Feb. 22, 1732-3" [North. Reg.). The entry relating to her burial runs: "1746. 
Dec. 16. Debora Hoyle, North., widow, bur." [Hx. Reg.). 

2 He would be brother of Richard. In his will dated 31 Oct., 1758, proved 
on the 20th Mar. following, he described himself as of "Stowps in North Owrani, 
gentleman." He left Stawps and other property, subject to the payment of his 
debts, to his wife, about whose name there is some doubt. It is generally written 
*'Phebe," but twice in the will it is written "Philis"over an erasure, as if "Philis" 
were correct {Reg. Test., ciii, 91). 

3 After this point the inscription was formerly covered by the organ ( Walkers MS.). 
*See M.I. on page 13. 



110 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

[ ] I A : ^ : S : 72. A : D : [1738].^ | Also Ann Gibson, d[aughter] 

j of the late Mich? Gi[bson], | who died Feb'J 15**^ [ ], | 

aged 73. 
^ 28. BLAND. 

-[ wh]o was b[uried ]i7[?46]. [ Mart]h[a, 

wife o]f Michael | [Bland] and mother of the | [ wa]s buried 1 [t]he 

[30 Jul. 1769]'' in the 6 [? 5 | year o]f her age | [Also the a]bove 
Mich! Bland | [April] i[7,] i77[2],'' a[g]ed 72. 

29. HALL. 
^[Here lie interred the remains of Samuel Hall of Halifax, mercer, 
who departed this life the 5^^ day of March i753Mn] | the 63^ year 
of his age. | [A]lso Mary, the wife of the | [a]bove Samuel Hall, died 
I [S]eptem' the [7] 1761,' aged 69. | [A]lso EU Dyson, mercer, | [w]ho 
was buried March | 28*^^ 1776. | [A]lso Susannah, his wife | [a]nd 
daughter of the | [ab]ove Samuel and Mary | [H]all, who was buried 

May I 12^^ 1778. 

30. GIBSON. 

\ wife, who A.D. 1715^ Gibson of Slead 

Hall ] of Michael Gibson of [the] | same place, who died | [on 

t]he 2o\^ A:^:S: Sept. A.D. [ ] 

31. HINCHLIFF. 

^^[Here] lie the remain [s of | John] Hinchliff, of Hali[fax, | who] 
died July 8^^ [177 ]," | aged 74 years. | Also of Mary, the w[ife] | of 
William Bentley [of] | Halifax and daughter of the | aforesaid John 
Hinchliff, | who died March 29*.^ i77[9]/' | aged 32 years. | Also of 
William Bentl[ey], | of Law Hill in Southowram, | husband of the 

i"i738" is the date on the monument, but there is no such entry in the 
register during that year. 

2 Missing names and dates in this inscription are supplied from the legister. 

3 " 1769. Jul. 30. Martha, ux. Mich. Bland, Hx., cordwain^ bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
^"1772. Apr. 19. Mich. Bland, Hx., cordwain^ bur." [Hx. J\eg.). 

° The first part of the inscription is covered by a step. The missing parts are 
from lValkgr''s MS. 

^Samuel Hall, buried Mar. 7, 1753 {Hx. Reg.). 

'Buried Sep. 9, 1761 {Hx. Reg.). 

®See M.I. on page 13, The missing parts are from Walkers MS. The first 
part of the inscription is covered by a step. 

® Probably refers to Rhenetta Gibson. 

10 The missing parts are from Walker's MS. The bottom part of the stone 
has been cut off. 

^^"1775- Jul. II. Jn° Hinchliffe, Hx., merchant, bur." {Hx. Reg.), 
12 Buried i Apr., 1779 {Hx. Reg.). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. Ill 

above Mar[y], | who died February 8*? i8[ii]/ | aged 6[5] years. | [Also 
of Mary, daughter of the aforesaid William and Mary Bentley, who 
departed this life July 4*'^ 1830 (?) aged 55 years.] 

32. HAIGH. 

Here He interred | the remains of | John Haigh, of Shaw 
Hill, I merchant, ob* Jan[uary] | 25*?^ 1753, M 63. | William Haigh, 
son of the | above John Haigh, ob* M[ay] | f^ 1778, M 48. | William 
Haigh, son of the | [ajbove William Haigh, ob* | November ii\^ 1791, 
JE^ 20. I Elizabeth Haigh, daughter | of John & Mary Haigh, 
ob* I March 13*^ 1805, JE^. 14 months. 

S3. DYSON. 

In memory of | [Ely] Dyson who died February 8*^ i779, | aged 
7 years. | [Mf] Thomas Dyson,^ his father, who | died December 
24*^ 1790, I aged 49 years. | M'.' Mary Dyson, the widow of the | above 
named Mf Thomas Dyson and | mother of the above mentioned Ely 
Dyson. | She died lo*?" May 1810, | aged 67 years. 

The reverence and affection of their three | surviving children, 
Samuel, Elizabeth, and | Thomas James, for parents in the 
highest degree | deserving of those sentiments no words could 
express. 

34. GRICE. 

'Here lieth the remains of | William Gric[e of HaHfa]x | [w]ho died 

Septemb[er ] | i7[ ]> aged 18 year[s]. | Also Elisabeth, wido[w o]f 

I [t]he late Henry Gr[ice of] | Halifax and mother [o]f | the above 

William G[rice]. | She died Feb. 9*^ i7[ | i]n the 65*^ year of her 

[age]. 

1 Buried 15 Feb., 1811 {Hx. Reg.). 

2 Fifth son of Ely Dyson, of Bartholomew Close, London, by his wife Deborah, 
daughter of Thomas Holme, of Kendal, and grandson of Abraham Dyson, of 
Sunnybank, in Greetland. He married Mary, daughter of James King, of Halifax. 
The Dysons of Sunnybank were descended from those of Swift Place, in Soyland. 

^The missing parts are from Walker's MS., fo. 45. 



112 monumental xsd other inscriptions 

In the Holdsworth Chapel. 

{ TA<rs£ inscriptions being covered -with linoleum and incucessible^ 
are printed in alphabetical order. ) 

1. ALEXANDER. 

\ July 17^^ 1786], aged [78"^ | . Wjilliam Alexander, his 

[son, I djied August 25^^ 1766, aged [24. | hn] Alexander, M.D., 

his [son, died August 24^^ aged .-^ Frances, wife of John 

Alexander, died June the i^"^ 1768. And in the adjoining grave 
William Alexander, M.D., son of the above John and Frances 
Alexander, died March the 17^^ 1808, aged 45.] 

2. ALLENSON. 

Here lyeth y^ body of Iudi[th], | wife of Robert Allenson, of 
Ou[ ], I who was buried the 9^ day of N[ovem] | ber in 1685/ 

Also William, his s[on], I buried the 2May of December [1688J.' | And 
also Robert, his father & ; husband to the abovesaid Iudi[th], | was 
buried the 28"^ day of Xovem[ber y \ Also ludith Stead, the 

mother [of the] | said ludith Allenson, who was [buried] | the 13th day 
of September 1697. | Also lohn, the son of the aforsaid Ro[bert], | 
was here interred the 15^^ of May A.[D. i7ir in the] 42 year'of 
his age. Also ludeth, th[e daughter of]^ | lames Allenson, M.A.. was 
here inte[rred ] lune A.D. 1718^ in the 9^.^ year of her 

[age]. I And also Anthony, the son of the afor[esaid Robert]'*^ | Allenson, 
w^ here interred the 3d da[y of ] | A : D.: 1718 :" in the 

37'?^ year of his ag[e]. | Also Francis, the son of y« aforesaid Ro[bert], 
I died the 28'.^ and was interrd the 30 of Iu[ ^Mn the] l' 

^See M.I. on page i. The top part of tliis stone has been cut off, whilst the 

^rrn'ssC^r^fT'"'"' ^^^ ^^^P-- ^^^^°^^'°^ '^ '''^^'^'^ ^^-^ from which 
of the Xncd. ^n^^cnpnon are given, the stone was then in the south aisle 

2 "1786. Jul. 21. W- Alexander, Hx., Surgeon, bur.'^ {Hx. Re^.). 
■*"i8oi. Aug. 31. John Alexander, M.D., Hx., bur." (^r. v?^^.). 
*"l685. Nov. 9. Judith ux: Rob: Allanson, Ovend." {Hx. Reg ) 

-i68^^^^Tln' I'° wff t'/'{fi "^^"^^ is probably a mistake in the month. 
1005-9. Jan. 2. Wni, Robert Allenson, Ovenden, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

cr^ Jc'iu^i' "^Y; ?^-. ^''^'- ^-^"enson, jun., Ovenden, bur. " {Hx. Rc'p ) Hevwood 
gives the date of his death as " Nov. 25 " {No,-th. Reg.). ^'' "^^''^^ 

' "1711" is from IValket^s MS. 

*From IValker's AfS. 

10 I '^'^J?' '^' -^"'^"^' ^^^^^^^^5 Allenson, Rect^ of Thornton, hm.^^ {Hx.Reg.). 
^^ From JValkers MS. 



11 « 



1718. Oct. 3. Anthony Allenson, Hipn>, cloath^ bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
1720. Jul. 30. Francis Allenson, Hal., haberdash^ bur." {Hx. \eg.). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 113 

38*?' year of his age. | Under this marble is likew[ise] | interr'd the 
body of the Reve[rend] | and learned lames AUenson, | late Rector 
of Thornton in Cra[ven],^ | who died the 26*.^' and was bu[ried] | the 
29^'' day of November i73[ ].'^ 

3. BELLAMAY. 

Here lies interr'd Frances, | the daughter of John and | Ann 
Bellamay, who was | born Oct?" 6*? and died | Octl' i8*l' 1780. | Also 
John, the son of | John and Ann Bellamay, | who was born May 17*!' 
i77[9p ! ^^^ died Oct!' 20*?" 1780. 

4. BENTLEY. 
\ And also three children was here buried. Also t]heir 

father Daniell [Bentley]'^ was here buried [the r'.* da]y of September 
17 19. [Here lieth the body of William, the son of William Copley, 
who died February the 1769.]*^ 



'[ 





5. BLAC[ ]. 


under resteth 




Domini 1631 




was lives 




[we ever] 




th his du 




e neuer 




[Also] Michael 
his] son, was 
De]cember 4 
Also] Mary, the 
of Mr.] Michael 




t]he davgh[ter] 
Ri]chard 
et] of Skir[coat] 
[ was buried 



cr 
o 



1 Instituted on the presentation of Sir Arthur Kay, Bart., in 1708, his successor. 
Henry Richardson, M.A., being instituted in 1734 (Whitaker's Craven, p. 104). 

- Buried 29 Nov., 1730 {Hx. I^eg.). 

^"9" in Walker's MS. "1779. Sep. 30. Tn°, Tn" Bellamy, Hx., Mercht., 
hap." {Hx. Keg.). 

*The missing parts are supplied from JValker\^ MS. 

^ "1719. Sep. I. Uan. Bentley, South., cloth"-, bur." {Hx. Keg.). 

^5 "1769. Feb. 22. William, William Copley, Hx., dres^ bur." {Hx. Keg.). 

"The missing parts arc from JVallrrs MS., fo. 11. 

H 



114 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

ember i6, 1665.]^ '^ 

d of friendship fT 

one ; vnconstant § 
perfect here 

She is now dear g 

e Saints ^ 

and into "•*' 
ship with ang 
ow aged 20 y' 

[ oijja pJT?qDi>j 

6. EDWARDS. 

-In [Me]mory of | [Al]ary, [wife of] John Edwards, Esq'', | of 
[Northjowram Hall, | who di[ed] Nov"" 9*?' 1749 | in the 37'*^ [y]ear of 
her age. | Of John Edwards, EsqT, [ of Nor[tho]wram Hall, | who 
died at [Lisbon] Ded" 9*?' 1793, | ag[ed 87] years. | His remains a[re 
inte]rrcd in the British | cemetery [in th]at City. | Of Sa[lly], only 
child of I Joseph and [Sarah] Edwards, | who died [Aug. 3''.''] 1797, 
aged 23 years. | Of Joseph Edwards, Esql", | of Northowram Hall, | 
younger son of the above | John & Mary Edwards, | who died June 
10*?' 1808, aged 61 years. | Of Sarah, widow of the above | Joseph 
Edwards, | who died May 21'* 1813, aged 69 years. | Of Sarah, | wife 
of Daniel Dyson, Esq!", | of Willow Hall, | only daughter of the 
above | John & Mary Edwards, | who died Janf lo*? 18 10, aged 65 
years. | Her remains are interred at Trinity | Church in this parish. | 
And of John Edwards, Esq'", | of Northowram Hall, | late of Lisbon, 
I eldest son of the above John & Mary Edwards, | who died 
March i6^^ 181 9, | aged 71^ years. 

7. [HARDjCASTLE. 
^[He]re lyeth the [bod]y of | [Pheb]e, the wife of R[ | 

Hard]castle and daughter [of | Jo]hn King, of Bulclose, [who] | de- 
parted this life the [14*^ | (ja]y of July 1728, aged [80 | y]ears.'^ 

P. H. 

i"i665. ^cp. 16. Uxor Mich. Benson, Skircoate, bur."' {Hx. /\£g.), may 
possibly refer to this burial. 

2 The missing words are from the M.I. on page 10. 
■•^"74" in M.I. and in Walkers MS. 

*The missing words are supplie<i from IVa/ker's MS. and the Norihozurat/i 
Register. 

5 "M« Hardcastle of Leeds died with her dr. Hanson in Halifax Jul. 14 [1728] 
of a few hours' sickness in the 8o»'' year of her age" {North. Re^A. Buried 16 lul 
172S (//.r. k'rg.). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 115 

8. HARRISON. 
Sacred to the Memory | of Anne, the wife of Thomas | Harrison 
and o[lde]st daughter | of Thomas & Anne Ramsden, | who died 
April 5*?' 1788, aged | 24 years. | Also of Thomas Harrison, | formerly 
of Kendal, who died | Jan^ i'^ 1793, aged 32 years. | Also of their 
daughter x\nne, | who died Aug* 24*?' 1790, aged | 2 years. | Also to 
the memory of | Rowland, eldest son of the | above-named T[h]omas 
and I Anne Ramsden, who died | DecV 26*?' i8[ y aged 76. 

9. HOLDEN. 
'Here lyeth the body o[f | Najthaniel Holden, of Hali[fax, | wh]o 
departed this life [the | 24^^] and was buried the 2 [6 | da]y of 
September, 1723.^ | [H]ere lyeth the bo[dy | of] Hannah Holden, 
late I [of] Halifax, widow, and | [m]other of the above | [sai]d 
Nathaniel Holden, i [wh]o died May the [15*^]'! i733i aged 77 
[years. | Als]o here lieth the bod[y | of] Mary Holden, wife [of | the] 
abovesaid Nathan[iel | H]olden, who was bur[ied] | the 5"' day of 
October 1746 | [in] the 6i'^.* year of her age. | [He]re lieth the body 
of I [Ha]nnah Holden, daugh | [ter] of the abovesaid | [Na]thaniel & 
Mary Holden, | [wh]o departed this life \ [th]e 24*?^ of February 
^[iSf I ii"i t]he 31'* year of her age. 

10. HOULDEN. 
^[Here lyeth the body of | Anna, the daughter of] | Nathanael 
Houlden of | Halyfax, [who] was buried | 11*^ day of [June O694.' | 
Also here lyeth the body | of Nathaniel Houlden,' [her] | father, who 

i"i833" in IValker's MS., but should be "1835." "1836. Jan. i. Rowland 
Ramsden, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

2 The missing parts are from Walker s MS. 

^Buried 26 Sep., 1723 {Hx. Reg.). He married Mary Mitchel, of Walterclough, 
2 Aug., 1716 {IVorih. Re?.). In his will, dated 15 Mar., 1721-2, and proved Jan., 
1723-4, he described himself as "of Hallifax, mercer." Mentions his wife Mary, 
sons Nathaniel, John, and Richard, all minors. Daughter Hannah mentioned in 
codicil, dated 9 Sep., 1723 {Reg. Test., Ixxvii. 371). 

* Buried 17 May, 1733 {Hx. Rc§.). 

•^Buried 27 Feb., 1753 {Hx. Reg.). 

6 The missing parts are from Walker's MS. On this stone is the matrix of a 
small brass, 6 by 4 inches. 

■^ "1694. Jun. II. Anna, Nathaniell Holden, Hallifax, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

« He was an apprentice with Thomas Dun, and married Hannah Worrel, 
23 Apr., 1678 {North. Reg.). In his will, dated 17 Aug., 1716, he is described as 
" Nathaniell Holden, senS of Hallifax, mercer." He appears to have owned a 
considerable amount of property in Halifax. To his son Thomas he bequeathed a 
messuage called Crossbill, another called Elme Tree, another messuage adjoinmg 
Flmtree, seven closes of land includinc^ two called Sideline and Tongue Close, and 



116 ^[ONUxMENTAL AND OTHER TNSCraPTIONS 

departed th[is] | life the 7*?' day of September | 17 16 in the sixty 
first year | of his age. Also the | body of Elizabeth/ th[e] | wife of 
Thomas Houlden, | who departed this life | the 5*!' and wa[s b]uried 
the j 8'? day of March 17 if-. | Also here lyeth the body of | Thomas 
Houlden, her husband, | who departed this life the | 23- day of March 
in the 41-/ year | [of his age. And also here lyeth the body of John, 
his son, v>'as buried the 24''May of November 1718.]^ 

II. HOYLE. 

Here arc interred the bodies of | Mary, the daugh!" of Luke 
Hoyle I of Ovenden, who departed this | life Jan^' the 2'^ 1738, aged 
9 weeks, | and of James, his son, who de | parted this life Oct!' 21'.^ i739- 
I And of Mary,"* his wife, daugh | ter of M?" Holdsworth of Ashday, | 
who departed this life Novi' 8*.^ 1739 | in the 36*)' year of her age. | 
Also Sarah Hoyle who depart | [ed th]is life June 21'* 1744, aged | 
[nine]^ years & 8 months. 

12. HYDE. 

Here lie the remains of | Ml" Thomas Hyde, of Halifax, | attorney 
at law, who died | February the 5"' 1796, | aged 53 years. 

13. PARKER. 

"Here rests | the mortal part of | [Ro]bert Parker, Esq^, of 

H[alifax,] | who departed this l[ife] | the 23!' day of Ma[y], | 1796, 

I aged 66 years, j [A]lso of Mary Parke[r, | h]is second wife, | [w]ho 

departed this lif[e | t]he 26*?' day of Tanuar[y] | 1797, | aged 

42 years. 

two crofts; to his son Richard, a messuage and two closes; to his son Nathaniel, 
the messuage in Halifax where he dwelt, two closes of land, and a shop in Halifax ; 
and to Hannah, his wife, three messuages in Halifax, and one barn at a place called 
Cowgreen {Reg. TesL, Ixxi, 137). 

1 She was the daughter of Mr. Josiah Stansfeld, of Sowerby. They were married 
24 Sep., 1706. Thos. Holden married for his second wife Martha Nettleton, sister 
of Dr. Nettleton, 5 Feb., 1 718-19. She survived her husband and remarried Richard 
Hampson, of Rochdale, 21 Aug., 1729 {North. Reg.). 

2 "28"Mn Walkers MS. 

;'"i7i8. Dec. 29. John, Tho. Holden, Hall., mercer, bur.'^ {Hx. Reg.). 
" November " is probably an error in the copying. 

*She was the daughter of Thomas Holdsworth by his wife Mary, daughter of 
Wilham Midgley, of Halifax. Luke Hoyle was a woolstapler {Dug. Vis. of Yorks.. 
Clay's ed., ii, pp. 107-8). 

^'Walker's MS. 

" See M.T. on page 29. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 117 

14. PRESCOT. 

Phoebe, | [f ]iftH daughter of | [M]^' John Prescot, | [di]ed May 
i795jaged 82. | Dorothy, | [n]inth daughter of | [M]'' John Prescot, 
I [die]d Nov'" 19"* 1797, aged 74. | [P]hoebe Prescot, | [g]rand 
daughter of | [M]'- John Prescot, | [di]ed Octr 14'?^ 1820, aged 61. 

15. PRESCOT. 

^[Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of Prescot 

of Stump Cross, gentleman, who died Dec] 24"' 1791, aged 72 [years. - 
I Al]so of Esther, his [second | wife], who died Decf [12 | 1791],'' 
aged 52 years. | [Al]so of Anne Margar[et, | t]hird daughter of the 
[Rev^' I Ed]ward Prescot, of [C]al[ico Hall.] | She died February 
15^^' I 1805, aged 5 months. | [An]d here also are deposited | [t]he 
remains of the above | [men]tioned Rev!' Edward | [Pre]scot, M.A., 
Vicar of [Long | Presjton in Craven, w[ho died Feb]ruary the 
16*?^ [1809],-^ aged 48 years. 

16. RAMSDEN. 

^'Beneath | this stone are deposited y^ | remains of Lydia Ramsden, 
I daughter of My Jo[hn] Ramsden, | of Halifax, who died on the | 
23'.'^ day of March 1803, | aged 30 years. | Also of John Ramsden, | 
father of Thomas and | Lydia Ramsden, who | died on the 8*?^ day of 
I July 1805, aged 59 years. | Also of John, only son of | Thomas 
Ramsden, who | died on the ii*?' day of July | 1805 in the 5*)' year of 
his age. | Also of Robert Ramsden, | son of John & Elizabeth | 
Ramsden, who died on the | 24*.'* day of October 181 5, aged 

41 years. 

17. RAMSDEN. 

''Beneath | this stone are deposited the | remains of Thomas 

Ramsden, | son of Mf John Ramsden, of | Halifax, who died on the 

I 20*.^ day of August 1804, | aged 33 years. | Also of Elizabeth, wife 

I of John Ramsden and | mother of Thomas and Lydia | Ramsden, 

who died on the | 8*? day of February 181 3, | aged 72 years. 

iThe top part of this stone has been cut off. The missing parts are from 
Walker's MS. See preceding inscription and M.I. on page 30 for other members 
of this family. 

•2 " W" Prescot, N'", gent., buried 29 Dec, 1791 " {Hx. Keg.). He was the son of 
John Prescot, of Halifax, who died in 1728, and the father of the Rev. Edw. Prescot 
{Prescot I Pedigree). 

=^ Buried 14 Dec, 1791 {Hjc. Reg.). 

* Buried 20 Feb., 1809 {ffx. Reg.). See M.I. on page 31. 

•"^ See M.I. on page 34; also the next inscription (No. 17). 

''See M.I. on page 34; also the preceding inscription (No. 16). 



118 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

i8. SAVILE. 

^[Hic o]bdormit in Domino [Henri]cus Savile, filius [Richar]d' 
Savile de Bank, [ qjuisatis cultor su[ is] Rei medic[a 

pauperibus Obiit die embris 

iMDCVII.- ricus filius .] 

19. SUTCLIFFE. 

Samuel Sutcliffe died | February 23'^ i7[77].' | Hannah, wife of 
[th]e Rev'.' | Daved. Sutcliffe, died | February 17^^^ 1784, | [a]ged 28 
years. | The abovesaid Daved | Sutcliffe died April [17*^] | 1785,"' aged 
38 years. | And four other [of their children.] 

20. WAINHOUSE. 
•'[He] re lieth the body of | [Joh]n Wainhouse,*^ of Broad | [gates] 
in Skircoate, who was | [burie]d the 7"' day of Septem[ber | i7]25, 
aged 41 years. | [Also] M'f Mary Wainhouse, | [his wif]e, who was 
buried [the | 6]^ day of May 1737, I [aged] 45 years. | [H]ere lieth 
the body | [of] Edward Wainhouse' | [of the] same place, their son, 

^The arms of Savile are cut upon this stone above the inscription, the missing 
parts of which are supplied from lVall^er''s MS., fo. 9. At a later date the stone 
has apparently been used for another grave, and the following inscription has been 
cut over the one to Savile: "Alies the wife of Humfray Iloulden of Halifax was 
buried September 16 A^ [ ] A. 1637. fl." According to the Halifax Register she 
was buried on Sept. 12, 1637. 

■■^"1607. Sep. 3. M^ Henry Savill, gen:, Skirc, M. bur." {Hx. Reg.), may 
refer to this burial. Administration of the goods of Henry Savill, late of Shay hill 
in Skircoat, par. of Hallifax, was committed to his son Henry on 12 Feb., 1607-8. 
There is a pedigree of Savile, of Blaithroyd a/s. the Banke, in the Visitation of 
^5^4-5 (P- 329)> t>ut it does not help us to identify this member of the family. 

=^The year is from Walker's MS. ''illl. Feb. 24. Sam', David Sutcliffe, 
Skirct., clerk, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

* "1785. Apr. 20. Dav. Sutcliffe, Sk', clerk, bur." [Hx. Reg.). 

^ The missing words are from IValker's MS. 

« By his will dated 12 Aug., 1725, he ordered that his wife Mary should have 
her full thirds out of his reall estate in lieu of dower. In case his wife should have 
a son after the date of his will, such son or sons to have a messuage in Warley 
called the Cliflfe, in the possession of Isaac Smith, and one other messuage in 
Warley in the possession of John Crowther. If no such son be born, then he devised 
all the said messuages and all other his messuages, as well copyhold as freehold 
(subject to certain charges), to his son Edward. Wife Mary and brother-in-law 
Thomas Oldfield, exors. If his son Edward and such after-born son died before 
21, then he devised his capital messuage called Broadyates to his daughter Elizabeth ; 
his messuage at Mcar Clough liottom, the cottages and mills there, to his daughter 
Martha; Irimingham and Allon (iate to his daughter Anne ; and all his messuages 
in Warley to his daughter Mary for life, and after her decease to her eldest son 
{Original IVill at York). 

Mlis will dated 29 Jun., 1746, was proved at York 20 Sep. following. He 
becjueathed a messuage called Beestingly Lane, in Stainland, to his wife Judith and 
Her heirs fur ever, chargeable along with his personal estate with the payment of 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 119 

I [who] was buried the 22'? day | [of July] 1746, aged 31 years. | 
[Also] here lieth M'" Mary | [Wain]house, their daughter, | [who] died 
March the S^'^ [1778], | aged 57 years. | [Also] the remains of | 
[M^'^] Ann Wood, widow, | [anot]her daughter of | [the] above John 
Wainhouse, | [who] departed this life | [Ocf" 11*'^ 1797, aged 74].^ 

21. WAINMAN. 

In memory of | Mary Wainman, [ who died | Dec! 28'.^ 1778, aged 
70. I Also William Bagnold, | her nephew, | who died Oct' 17^^' 1810, 
aged 6^. \ Also Caroline Frances | and Maria, his daughters, | who 
died in childhood. | Also Harriet, daughter | of the above W'" Bagnold, 
who I died Oct'" i'.' 181 2, aged 24. | Also Ann, daughter of the | above 
W'" Bagnold, who died \ March 13*?' i8[i8],- aged 14. | Also William, 
son of the | above W':' Bagnold, who died | Oct'' 17"' 1818, aged 18. | 
Also John, son of the above | W^ Bagnold, who died Feb^' 1 g^^ 1840, 
aged 30. I Also Tabitha, wife of | the above W" Bagnold, | who died 
Decl" 28^*^ 1855, aged 86 years. 

22. WILKINSON. 

Joseph Wilkinson,^ | ob^ 1732, je. 64 years. | Susanna Wilkinson, | 

ob* 1744, ae. 74 years. | Mary Wilkinson, | ob*i757. | Joseph Wilkinson, 

I ob* 1 810, ae. 46 years. | Joseph Wilkinson, | of the Upper Brear in 

I Norihowram, ob^ 26"' | April 1813, ae. 74 years.] Ann, relict of the 

last I namedJ.W.,ob* 7"' | August 1829,96. 86 years. [ William Wilkinson, 

! last surviving son of | the above Joseph and | Ann, ob* 12^.^ Octy 1838, 

I 96. 72 years. 

23. WRIGHT. 

'I Wi]lliam, son of William | [Wr]ight, of Halifax, iron | 

[mon]ger, who departed | [this] life June the 28'?' 1756, | aged 4 
years. | [Al]so the above William | [Wr]ight, who departed | [thi]s life 

his debts and funeral expenses. In the event of his wife having a child, he 
devised to such child his messuage called Broad Gates, a messuage called Mearclougli 
Bottom, with dyehouses, etc., a water corn mill called Mearclough Bottom Mill, 
Trimingham, Allan Gate and an old cottage near Broad Gates; but in case he 
should leave no children, then to his wife for life, subject to certain payments to 
his sisters Elizabeth, Martha, Ann, and Sarah, and after his wife's decease he dis- 
posed of his estates among his said sisters (A'c^: Tcsi., xc, 29). 

1 The part of the stone bearing the last line of the inscription has been cut oft'. 

'^Walker's MS. Buried 26 Mar., 1818 {Hx. Reg.). Either the date on the 
stone must be wrong, or it has been incorrectly copied. 

3 Will dated 31 Jan., 1732-3, proved 7 Feb., 1733-4- Mentions his wife Susan, 
son John, his daughters Sarah wife of Joseph Hanson, Mary wife of William 
Sutcliffe, Susan wife of M-" Thomas Farrer, and Hannah Wilkinson. Messuages 
called Black myres and Medley House in Northowram, and messuage and lands at 
Thornes {Reg. Test., Ixxxiii, 251). 

^ See M.I. on page 57. 



120 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

May the 12'.'' 1779, | aged 62 years. | [Als]o Sarah, wife of the | [abjove 
WiUiam Wright, | [who diejcl August 16"' 1784^^ I aged 68 years. 



(B) NOT NOW TO BE SEEN IN THE CHURCH. 

I. Inscriptions on Grave Covers recorded 
IN Printed Works. 

I. BENTLEY.-^ 
On a gravestone in the Holds worth Chapel : 

^Eli Bentley/ Son of Richard Bentley, of 
Sowerby-Dene, M.A., sometime Fellow of 
Trinity College in Cambridge, and late Minister 
of the Gospel at Halifax, departed this Life 
July 30"' 1675, ^1^ ^^^ 4 5 ^^ Year of his Age. 

2. BOYES.5 
John Boyes.*^ Abijt non obijt, Anno Dom : 1620 Aprill 30^''. 



Short was my life, yet hve I ever, 
Death hath his due, yet dye I never. 

This Tom be was erected at the cost of 
Edmond Brearcliff, late clarke of Hallifax. 

1 "1786" in M.I. Buried 18 Aug., 1784 {JIx. Reg.). 

2 From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, p. 171. 

3 The copy given in Walker'' s MS., where it is stated that the stone was then in 
the Holdsworth Chapel, seems more exact. "El[i] Bentley, son of Richard Be[ntl]ey 
of Sowerby Dean, Mr of Arts, sometime Fellow of Trinity Colledge in Ca:nbridge, 
& late Minister of the Gospell att Halifax, dep^ed this life July 30"' 1675 in the 
45"' yeare of his age." 

•^ He became assistant to Mr. Booth at Halifax in 1652, and after Booth's death 
continued alone until 1662, when he was turned out by the Act of Uniformity 
(Wright's Hist, of Halifax, pp. 61-2), but returning to Halifax in 1672, he preached 
m his own house (Jacob's Hist, of Halifax, p. 313). In registering his will, which is 
dated 18 June, 1674, the copyist has erroneously entered his name as Elis Bentley, of 
Halfax, clerke, but the signature is correctly copied as Eli. He mentions his 
mother Sarah and his brother Timothy. Bequeaths to John, son of Daniell Bentley, 
clarke, my late brother, dec, ^20. Mentions Marthaj dau. of Henery Bentley,. my 
bro. in law, by Sarah, my sister, dec. Sisters in law Susanna Bentley and Phebe 
Bentley and Mary, dau. of Thomas Murgatroyd, his brother "in law, 20^. each. Wife 
Lydia sole exrix., to whom and her heirs he bequeathed his messuages and lands in 
Micklthwait in the parish of Bingley [Keg. Test., Ivii, 105). 

^ From Brearcliffe's MS., printed in Halifax Ant. Soc. Trans., 1907, p. 215. 

« Said by Oliver Heywood to have been lecturer at Halifax in Dr. Favour's time, 
liaviiig been banished out of Kent for his nonconformity (Hunter's Life of Oliver 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 121 

3. CLAY.i 

On a gravestone in the library : 

Robertus Clay,-^ S. T. P., Vicarius de Halifax, obijt Aprilis nono 
die, Anno Domini 1628. 

4. DEAN.^^ 

Round the border of a stone nigh the font : 

Here lieth the Body of Robert Dean, eldest son of Robert Dean 
of Exley,"* who died Jan. 7 . 161 9. 

Within the border : 

Here resteth the Body of Ann, the Wife of Mr. Robert Dean of 
Exley, who departed this Life the 19''^ Day of September 1661. 
There is a God, with whom I trust, 
My Soul shall triumph, when my Body is Dust. 

Ilej'zvood, p. 76). In his will, dated 14 July, 1619, and proved February 8, 1620-1, he 
is described as of HalHfax, preacher of God's word. He left /8 to be lent to the poor 
of Halifax, at the discretion of his overseers. To the poor of Edston 40^. His 
personal estate, after payment of his debts, etc., he bequeathed equally to his five 
daus. One third of his lands in Welburne and Edston he left to his eldest son 
Samuell, another third to his wife Johan, sole exrix., for her life, and then to his 
son Samuell, and the last third part, subject to an annuity of £6 13^. 4^. for 10 years, 
to his five daus., to his younger son John. To his brother William Boys, ^^5. Mentions 
John Stawe of Biddingden, his wife's brother {Reg. Test., xxxvi, 327). 

1 From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, p. 55. 

2 Vicar 1623-1628. He was the younger son of John Clay of Clayhouse in 
Greetland, by Margery daughter of Henry Savile of Bradley. Educated at Merton 
Coll.,Oxon. Said to have built the library at Halifax Church [Olde Elajid, pp. 172-3). 
In his will, dated 16 November, 1624, and proved 13 December, 1628, he mentions 
his wife Jane, daughter of Mr. Richard Wenman, Marie Fulcehurst, the daughter of 
his deceased wife, his cousin Mr. Doctor Wilkinsonn, principal of Magdelene Hall, 
sons Robert and John, daughter Elizabeth, and an unborn child, his brother John Clay 
and his brother Luke Clay, dec. His cousin Sir Henry Savill, of Medley, knight, his 
brother Mr. George Clay, his brother Mr. Thomas Wenman, and Mr. Robert Wilson 
of Colesford in Oxfordshire, godfather to his son Robert, overseers of his will. He 
ordered that a commentarie upon the Epistle to Titus, penned by himself, and another 
upon the Commandments, should be printed as his brother Mr. C^eorge Clay should 
agree for the same with some stationer. His bequest of ;^ioo to Merton College fur 
two sermons a year was conditional. Son Robert, a minor, sole exor. [Reg. Sandys, 
fo. 268). 

•^ From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, p. 195. 

•^ The Deans held Exley Hall from the successors of the Knights of St. John of 
Jerusalem, part of whose possessions it formerly was, being in their manor of Batley. 
In 1628 Robert Dean appears as chargeable with a rent of 6d. for a tenement called 
Exley Hall, late the lands of Thomas Savile, which family the Deans probably 
succeeded {Rental of Batley Manor). On 23 June, 1632, administration of the goods 
of Robert Dean, of Exley, was granted to Anne Dean, his relict {Eat ley Court Roll). 
Watson begins the pedigree with William Dean, of Exley, living probably about the 
end of the ^sixteenth century. There is a good account of the early members of the 
family in Halifax Ant. Sac. Trans., 1906 (pp. 88, 89). 



122 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

5. DOLLIFE.i 
On a brass plate behind the governors' pew : 

Here resteth the Body of Mary, the Wife of Richard DolHfe, of 
Halifax, who was buried the 12"' of August, Anno Dom. 1659. 
Reader, here lies intomb'd a virtuous Wife, 
Whose sweet Deportment, whilst she had a Life, 
Procur'd her Husband's Love, her Friend's Delight, 
But th' Grief of both since she hath bid good night. 
Also Richard Dollife,'- her Husband, who departed this Life the 
14'^ of September 1681, in the 64'^ Year of his Age. 

6. FAVOUR. 3 

On a gravestone in the chancel : 

""Hie dormit Johannes Favour, Doctor 

sanctissimus hujus Ecclesi?e 

Occubuit seris, heu ! quod non serius, annis ; 
Nee long^eva magis quam bona vita fuit. 
Quam sacre velavit speciosum pectore corpus, 
Dignum equidem tumulo nobiliore tegi. 
Qui tamen extremam fidus permansit ad horam, 
Non illi tumulus sed diadema decus. 
Theologus, Medicusq ; obijt, Jurisq ; peritus : 
I, sequere in caelos, qui modo salvus eris. 

7. GREAME.'^ 

On a gravestone in the chancel : 

He[re] lieth the Body of Hannah, the Wife of Henry Greame, of 
Shaw-Hill, in Skircoate, who departed this Life the 13'^ Day of Sept. 
1727, in the 67'^ Year of her Age. 

1 From Wright's //tsr of Halifax, p. 190. 

'"■ Hy his will, dated 28 July, ^t, Clias. II (1681), and proved I April, 1682, he left 
I he messuages and lands of which he was seized in the town and parish of Rochdale, 
including BuUerworlh Hall and Doctor House, to his son Giles DoUiffe and his friend 
Joshua Dunn, of Halifax, his exors., in trust to sell the same for the payment of his 
debts, etc. Mentions his son James and daughter Elizabeth. His lease of Copley 
yate {Reg. Test., lix, 345). He obtained Butterworth Hall by his marriage with Mary, 
one of the coheiresses of James Mayall, or Meall (P^ishwick's Hist, of Rochdale, p. 339). 
For inscription relating to his son Giles see page 105. 

'^ From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, pp. 53, 54. 

* See M.I. on page 1 1. 

" From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, pp. 185, 186. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 123 

She, that doth take her Rest within this Tomb, 
Had Rachel's face, and Leah's fruitful womb, 
Abigail's Wisdom, Lydia's faithful heart, 
Martha's Care, and Mary's better part. 

8. HEALD.^ 
On a gravestone in the chancel : 

Hie tecti jacent cineres Jeremii-e, Filij M" Gulielmi Heald, nuper 
Vicarij de Donaghadee in Hibernia, qui 22^° ^tatis Anno animam 
Deo inspiranti retribuit 5° die Augusti 1685. Quem tuetur ac diligit 
Deus, Juvenis supremum mortis intrat limitem. 

9. H00KE.-2 
On a gravestone in the chancel : 

Matilda, filia Richardi Hooke, D.D., Vicar, de Halifax, obijt 9 Sept. 
A.D. 1667. .'Etatis suoe 18. 

And below : 

Samuel Hooke, filius Richardi Hooke, M.A., Socius Coll. Jesu 
Cantabr. vir egregie doctus, et insigniter plus, a Societate Jesu in 
terris exaltatus est ad Societatem Jesu in cxMs Aug. 12. 1687. JEtat. 

suae 24. 

10. HOOKE. =5 

On a stone in the chancel : 

Anna Hooke, Matild^e soror, obijt Dec. 15. An. 20. A.D. 1667. 
In c^lum tendentibus non est .Etatis ratio, non gradus : Majorem 
natu pr^ecessit minor, quam (sancte invidens) sequuta est, ah cito 
nimis ! Innuptae in terra Virgines in Ccxlo nupta^ : At semper Virgines 
oeternum cum Sponso gaudent. Ehz. Hooke, filia Ri : Hooke, Virgo 
pia et casta, terrestre Tabernaculum pro Domo caelesti commutavit, 
Aug. 30. A.D. 1687. /Etat. sua^ 26. 

II. LACY.* 

On a gravestone in the chanceP: 

A large cross, on one side of which is a sword of lead laid m 
the stone, and on the other, in a shield, the ogresses as above 
{i.e. three, two and one — for Lacy). 

1 From Wright's IlisL of Halifax, p. 193. 

2 From Wrighrs Hist, of Halifax, p. 186. Those buried beneath this and the 
next stone were all children of Dr. Hooke, vicar of Halifax. 

^ From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, pp. 186, 187. 

* From Watson's Hist, of Halifax, p. 383. 

5 There is an illustration of this stone in Watson's Hist, of Halifax, on the plate 
facing p. 390. It may commemorate a member of the Lacy family. They adopted 
their arms from the Cromwellbothoms. 



124 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

12. MAUD.i 
On a gravestone in the chancel : 

Hie situm est Corpus Thorns, filij Jonath. Maud de Halifax, M.A., 
qui obijt Decemb. 22, A.D. 1682. 

Si mea cum matris valuissent vota, dedisses 
Funus idem nobis, quod tibi, nate, damus. 
Sed quoniam votis nostris Deus obstitit iequus. 
Ante mea et matris funera, funus habe. 

13. NETTLETON.-^ 
On a gravestone in the chancel : 

Hie requiescit Anna, Filia Thomae Nettleton," M.D., nata 23 Octob. 
1709. Obijt 23 Jan. 1710-11. 

In eodem tumulo conditur frater ejus, Johannes Nettleton, nat. 
25 Dec. 17 15. Obijt 6 Apr. 1717. 

Et eorum Amita, Susanna Nettleton, qu?e obijt 12^ Apr. A.D. 1718. 

.^.tatis 23. 

14. PRESCOT.^ 

Ill the north chapel, on a gravestone : 

Hie jacet Phebe, Uxor Gulielmi Prescot,'^ Chirurgi ac Medici. Obijt 
10" die Martij, 1704-5, ^F^tatis su£e 36. Et cum ilia dormiunt una 
Nepotes duo, Nathanae), et Gulielmus Farrer. 

15. PRIESTLY.^ 

On another (grave) stone in the chancel : 

Quaeris advena, quid hac abdita incarceratur urna : Reliquii^i 
niortales immortalis anim?e, terrigenas mortalitatis suai exuvias usq ; 

1 From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, p. 185. 

2 From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, p. 191. 

•' Thomas Nettleton was the son of John Nettleton, and was born at Dewsbury. 
He was M.U., Leyden, and settling at Halifax practised physic there with great 
success for some years, being succeeded by Joseph Hulme (see note 2, p. 19). He 
married Elizabeth Cotton, of Haigh-hall, 30 March, 1708, who would be the mother 
of these children. He himself died 9 January, 1741-2, at Halifax, but was buried at 
Dewsbury {Jacol)"s Hist, of Halifax, pp. 360-2). 

* From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, p. 196. 

■' He was brother of John Prescot, practitioner in physic and surgery, mentioned in 
M.I. on page 30. He died at York 7 {North. Keg.) and was buried 10 Marcli, 1728-9, 
at St. Michael-le-lklfry's (6'. M.-le-B. Reg.). 

^ Fnjm Wright".^ Hist, of Halifax, pp. 193-4. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CflURCH. 125 

ad Dei Judicis adventum hie deponentis, coelo jam triumphantis, si 
modo Virtus Pietatis, Patientice Virtus, coelum animis seternitati 
maturis aperit. Nomen humati^ Lector ambis, Gratia est Filia M""^ 
Gulielmi Heald, Uxor Francisci Priestly,'^ quce geminam prolem 
fecunditatis suae partem" hie praemittens, ipsa post plusculum dierum 
expiravit, i6 die Novembris. Anno Dom. 1685. x^.tatis 30. 

16. RICHARDSON. t 

On a gravestone near the font : 

P. M. Johannis Richardson, [qui] obiit anno Salutis 1702'^, /Etatis 
suns 89".". Sarah, daughter of the above John Richardson, and wife of 
the Rev. M!" Stephen Carr, of Honley, died Easter Eve, 1755, ^g^^^ 9°- 

17. SAVILE.'' 

In the chancel, round the borders of a stone, with an effigy in 
armour upon it : 

For the of Thomas Savile,'' of Copley, Esq ; the 

of July in the Yeire of ower Lord God 1529. 

18. SCARBROUGH.^ 
Nigh the font : 

Here lieth the Body of Susan, late Wife of Richard Scarbrough 
of Halifax, who was buried November 17. A.D. 1678. 

Spes prolis, Sponsi fulcrum, Matrisq; Susanna 
Solamen, tumulo hoc, hei ! moribunda jacet. 

Non tollitur Relatio, cui est 
Mariti melioratio. 

Tempus celerrime aufugit. 

1 ? humatre. 

•2 The younger son of Henry Priestley. For some account of him see Yorkshire 
Diaries i ii, 14 (Surtees Soc, vol. Ixxvii). 

^ ? par turn, 

* From Watson's Hist, of Halifax, p. 386. 

•"^ From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, p. 182. 

^ This must be Thomas, the eldest son of Henry Savile, of Copley, by his wife 
Sybil, daughter of Lionel Copley, of Batley. He married Alice, daughter of Thomas 
Beaumont, of Whitley {Dtig. Vis. of Yorks., Clay's ed. , i, 230). There is an illustra- 
tion of this stone in Watson's Hist, of Halifax, on plate facing p. 390, showing shields, 
with the arms of Savile and Beaumont. The date 1529 must be an error, as the inq. 
post mortem of Thomas Savile says he died 28 July, 2"] Henry VIII (1535) {Dug. 
Vis. of Yorks., Clay's ed., i, 230). For his will see Halifax Wills i, 96. 

■^ From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, p. 191. 



126 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

19. STEAD. 1 
Nigh the font, on a gravestone : 

-Here Heth the Body of Mary, the Wife of Samuel Stead of 
Halifax, who was buried the 29*^ of May 1734, aged 82 Years and 
6 Months. She was Wife of the abovesaid Samuel Stead, Salter, 
58 Years and 6 Months. 

Also Samuel Stead, Husband to the abovesaid Mary, who departed 
this Life the 4**^ Day of December 1736, aged 80 Years, 10 Months, 
and seven Days. 

20. SUNDERLAND.^ 

In the south aisle of the chancel, the inscription round a stone, 
on which were cut, in bad proportion, the figures of a man and 
woman kneeling down together; over their heads, on a shield, three 
lions passant ; and for crest, on a helmet a goat's head. 

Here lieth the bodies of Robert,^ son of Richard Sunderland, of 
Coley, Esq; and Judith,^' his daughter, who died January I9t^ [623. 
February 8^^ 1623. 

21.. THURSTON.*^ 

On a stone in the chancel : 

John, the Son of John Thurston, Gentleman, died the 6*^' of 
December 1663. Orimur, Morimur, Oriemur. 

Blest Bade [sic], who art so soon become 
A Man in Christ, with him at home. 

22. WAINHOUSE.' 
On a brass plate near the font : 

Here lieth the Body of Michael Wainhouse,' late of Binroyd in 
Norland, buried the 2r.tDay of October, A.D. 1684. 
Ut moriens viveret, vixit ut moriturus, 

1 From Wrigln's J/isi. of Halifax, p. 195. 
^ See M.I. on page 42. 

^ From Watson's Hi:t. of Halifax, p. 389. There is an illustration of the tomb 
on the plate facing page 390. 

* The second son of Ric. Sunderland, of Coley, by his wife Mary, daughter of 
bir Kic. Saltonstall. Baptised at Halifax i February, 1595-6, and buried there 
^f II rr^*"^'' ?^^3-4- He was a Turkey merchant, "and lieth buried in y«= church 
01 Uallitax wt" armes on his gravestone'' {Dug. Vis. of Yorks., Clay's ed., i, 96). 

'' Sister of Robert. She was baptised at Halifax 21 April, 1606, and buried there 
22 January, 1623-4. She was unmarried {Dug. Vis. of Yorks., Clay's ed., i, 97). 

•'• troni Wright's Hist, of Halifax, p. 190. 

" From Wright's HisL of Halifax, p. 188. 

h^.nn.l'^K^'f n' u'- ^""^^^ ^^ February, 1683-4, he is described as a yeoman. He 
Dequeathed all his messuages and land^ in Norland, and all his personal estate, to his 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 127 

27,. WATERHOUSE.i 
In the Rokeby Chapel, on a gravestone, with an effigy in armour 
upon it : 

Here lieth the Body of Gregory- Waterhouse, of Halifax, Gentleman, 
which departed this Life [ ] the Year of our Lord God 1589. 

Humani[?/^] est deridere Vitam, quam deplorare. 

24. WATERHOUSE. ^^ 

In the Rokeby Chapel, on a gravestone, with an effigy in armour 
upon it ; 

Here lieth the Body of John^ Waterhouse of Halifax, Esq ; which 
departed this Life the of June who liv'd as one that 

shou'd dye. 

25. WATERHOUSE.^ 

On the gravestone of _ Nathaniel Waterhouse, the Halifax bene- 
factor, in the Rokeby Chapel : 

The Church and Poor I left my Heirs, 
My Friends to order my Affairs : 
My Soul I sent before to try 
AVhat is provided in Eternity ; 
My earthly part lies here, you see, 
Hoping to rise ; that's best for me. 

26. WILKL\SON.« 

On a gravestone in the chancel : 

Joseph Wilkinson,' A.M., quondam 
Vicarius de Chapel-Izod juxta Dublin, 

wife Anne and to her heirs and assigns for ever, she to pay all his debts and funeral 
expenses, and ^100 to his brother Edward Waynehouse, and ;i^5 each to his nephews, 
Edward Waynehouse, Thomas Beron, and George Blades (Copy of Original Will at 
York). 

1 From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, pp. 182-3. 

- '* Bryan " in Watson, Jacobs, and Crabtree, where the date is given as October 4, 
1589. The following entry from the register makes it probable that Wright is correct : 
" 1589. M*" Gregory Waterhouse de Tlalyfax, gent., sepult. ix^ die Octobris." 

'■' From Wrighfs His(. of Hilifax, p. 183. 

* " Robert" in Watson, Jacobs, and Crabtree. 

^' From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, p. 126. 

^ From Wright's Hist, of Halifax, p. 66. 

''' Vicar 1691-1711. Will dated 20 December, 1711, proved at York 26 July, 1712. 
Bequeaths to each of his children, Joseph, Mary, Isabella, Elizabeth, Lydi'a, George, 
and Sarah, three pounds to buy a mourning suit. Exors., his wife Mary and his 
brother-in-law John Dyneley {Reg. Sharp, fo. 232). 



128 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

in Hibernia, et Prebendarius de Castro- 
knock P^cclesije Cathedralis Sancti 
Patricij Dublin, postea Rector de 

Wigginton, Comitatu Ebor, et 

tandem huic Ecclesiae per viginti 

annos praefuit Vicarius. Obiit 28 die 

Decern bris Anno Dom. 171 1. 

^tatis suae 60. 

27. WILSON. 1 
At the bottom of the middle aisle : 

Ann, the daughter of Mr John Wilson, curate of Honly, was buried 
the 4*?' day of November, 1725. 



11. Inscriptions on Grave Covers Recorded 
IN Rigge's MS. 

1. BENTLEY.2 

[ ] September 13 [ ] the body of Judith, daughter of 

Jeremiah Bentley [ ] August i68[ ]. Sarah, daughter of the above 
said Jeremiah Bentley, who died the 12^'^ day of January i68[8].-^ 
Also Elizebeth, his daughter, who died the 8^^ ^^^y of June 1690. 

2. B0LLAND.4 

[ ] 1801, aged [ ]. Also in memory of Sarah, the wife 

of John Bolland, who died July 5th 1808, aged 82 years. Also of 
Ann Bolland, daughter of the aforesaid, who died June 19^^ jg^g^ 
aged 73 years. Also Sarah Bolland, daughter of the aforesaid, who 
died July S**^ 1852, aged 84 years. 

3. BRADLEY.^ 

Here lyeth the [ ] the daughter of Thomas Bradley 

(? Bramley) of Halifax, who was buried the 6*^^ day of December 1711, 
aged 3 years, 20 weeks [ ]. Also Elizabeth, his daughter. 

' From Watson's Hist, of Halifax, p. 391. 

- Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

1688-9. Jan. 15. Sara, M>-i Jer. Bentley, Halifax, bur." {Hx. Re^.). 
* Formerly visible al the west end of the church.' 
-' Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 129 

4. BREARCLIFFE/ 
^Here lyeth the body of Ester Brearcliffe" of Halifax who departed 
this hfe y^ is'^'^June 1629, Also Edmond Brearcliffe, her husband, 
who departed this life y^ 25^^ of May 1639. And also John 
Brearcliffe,' their son, who departed this life y^ 4*^ December 1682. 
Dorothy Brearcliffe^ the wife of John Brearcliffe, departed this Hfe 
December y^ first 1687 and was buried the fourth day of Xber. 

5. BRIGGE.6 

Here lyeth the [ ] Mary Brigge of [ ] who was 

buried [ ] of Dec. i6[ ]. Also here lyeth [ ] Lydia 

the daugh[ ] Hargreaves of [ ]. 

6. BRIGGS.^ 

Sacred to the memory of Mary, the wife of James Briggs of 
Halifax, who died April the 18^^ 1807, aged 30 years. Also of Mark 
Freeman Briggs, their son, who died January the 7**^ 1807, aged 11 
months. Also of Thomas, their second son, who died April the 11*^ 
1808 in the 10*'^ year of his age. Also of the above James Briggs, 
who died September 17^'^ 1832, aged 58 years. Also Elizabeth 
Briggs, relict of the above James Briggs, who died the [ ] Feb. 

1856, aged 73 years. 

7. BROOK.s 

Here lieth the body of M"^^ Mary Brook, Halifax, widow, who was 
buried March 31, 1777, aged 75 years. Clement Haigh of Halifax, 
(mer)chant, aged 22, died April 14^^ and was buried the 19^^ 1784.'' 
Also Edward Haigh of Halifax, father of the above Clement, who 
died July 5'^, 1792, aged 74 years. Here is interred the body of 
M'.' Alice Haigh of Halifax, who died Feb. 14, 1799, wife of the 
above My Edward Haigh. 

1 Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

2 In IVa/ker^s MS. it is said that at the foot of the stone was the coat of arms 
of the Apothecaries' Company, and at the head a rhinoceros. 

^ See M.I. on page 3. 

*"i6th''on M.I. 

^ The Halifax antiquary. An apothecary by trade. He married Dorothy, 
daughter of Richard Meadowcroft, of Smethurst Hall, Bury {Halifax Ant. Soc. Trans., 
1907, p. 221), whom he met when he fled into Lancashire, at the time the Royahsts 
occupied Halifax {Yorks. Diaries, \\, 19). 

^ Formerly visible in the antechapel. 

■^ Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

8 Formerly visible in the Rokeby Chapel. 

^"1784. Apr. 19. Clement Haigh, Halifax, merchant, bur.'' {Hx. Rtg.). 

I 



130 >rONUAfFNTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

8. BUTTERFIELD.i 

[ ] 7'^ day of January [ ], aged 6i years. Also of 

Ann, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Butterfield, who died on 
the 8'^ day of July 1791, aged 17 years and six months. Memoria 
Digni. Also of Elizabeth, wife of the above Robert Butterfield, who 
died on the 17^^ day of April 1808, aged 54 years. Also of Robert, 
only son of the above Robert and Elizabeth Butterfield, who died on 
the 5^^ day of December 1815, aged 34 years. Also of Mary, the 
daughter of the above Robert and Elizabeth Butterfield, who died 
on the 23''.'^ of March 1821, aged 43 years. 

9. BYNN[S].2 

Here resteth the body of [ ]ugh [ ]s Bynn[ ]fax, who 
departed this life [ ] day of [ ] 167 1' [ ] Thomas 

B[ ] father [ ] parted this [ ]. 

10. CARTWRIGHT.4 

In memory of John Cartvvright of Halifax, died April 22, 1704, 
aged 47 years. On the bosom of their grandfather the children of 
William Cartwright, now of Rawfolds, and of his wife Sarah, the 
daughter of Joseph Atkinson, Esql^, of Bradley Mill, nr Huddersfield. 
An infant, stillborn, interred Dec. 30*.^ 1804. William, who died 
Sepf 24*?^ 1806, aged 3 yrs 6 months. Agnes, who died Nov!" 7*)" 181 2, 
aged 6 yrs 3 months. Amelia, who died Oct 17*.^ 181 2, aged 7 weeks. 
Also Mary Ann, their eldest daughter, who died June 22, 182 1, aged 
20 yrs. and two months.^ 

11. CARTWRIGHT.« 

Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of John, the infant 
son of John and Eliz*?' Cartwright of Norton near Stockton upon 
Tees. He died Janri7'fi a.d. 1804, aged 17 months. Also of Marv 
Cartwright, relict of John Cartwright, whose remains are interred in 
the adjoining grave. She died January the S''' a.d. 1830, aged 77 
years. 

^ Formerly visible in ihe antechapel. 
- Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

3 '« 1671 Apr. 2. Inf. Nalh. Bins, Halyfax, bur." (/%-. /^e^,) is the only entry 
relatmg to Bmns in this year. 

* Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

■' *'i8?i. Jun. 28. Mary Ann Cartwright, Cleckheaton, bur." {//x. Reg.). 

« Formerly visible at the west end of the cluuch. 



TN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 131 

12. CHAMBERLAIN. 1 
[ ] aged [ ] months. Also Abraham Chamberlain, 

father of the above Edward, who died the 13"' of December 1780, 
aged 32 years. In memory of Agnes [Harrison], who died Dec. 23':'' 
1797, aged 36 years. Also of Mary Harrison, her mother, who died 
June the 23'.'^ 1809, aged 81 years. 

13. CROFT.2 
Here lie the remains of Charles John Croft, son of the Rev'} 
Robert Croft, rector of Rowley, who died the 20*1" day of March 1795, 
in the 14^?' year of his age. 

14. F0XCR0FT.3 
[ ] bodyies o[ ] Foxcroft [ ] Grace Fo[ ] 

children [ ]thon [ ] Fo[ ]. 

15. GATH. 
Sacred to the memory of Samuel Gath of Halifax, who died 
October 23^ 1794, aged 39 years. Also of Sarah Gath, relict of the 
above, who died March 11"' 1853 in the 87^^ year of her age. 

16. GIBSON.s 
Also Marth[ ] Gibson, formerly wife of Christopher Dade,*^ and 
mother of the above said children, who departed this life November 
the 4*^ 1739 in the 66^*^ year of her age. 

17. GREENUP.^ 
Here lieth the body of John, the son of William Greenup of 
Skircoat, who died April 24^'^ i737, aged 10 months 10 days. Mary 
Scott of Siddall Hall in Southouram, who was buried March 9"' 
1756, aged 87 years. William Greenup of Exley, her son, was buried 
March the 25^^ jy52, aged 61. Also Mary, wife of the above William 
Greenup, who was buried March the 24^^' 1780, aged 81 years. 

' Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 
'■^ Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

'^ Formerly visible in the north aisle of the church. A very small stone. 
* Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 
^ Formerly visible in the chancel. 

^ " M'' Christopher Dade died near Olley Apr. (1728) " {North. Reg.). His widow 
married Michael Gibson 18 Sept., \'Ti^{Ibid.). 
"^ Formerly visible in the Rokeby Chapel. 



132 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

i8. HOLLINGS.i 

Here lyeth the body of [Mary], daughter of Joseph Wright of 

Halifax, late wife of Samuel Hollings, who died the 20^^ May 1719- 
in the 29*'' year of her age. 

19. H0LR0IDE.3 

Mf Joseph Holroide"* of Sawhill in Sowerby departed this life the 

25^*^ and was here interred the 27^^ day of March Anno Domini 17 16 

in the 52 year of his age. 

{On a brass plate.) 

Here lieth the body of Mercy Waterhouse of the Lower Rands 
who died Feb. i, 1744, aged 74.^ 

Here is interred the body of Isaac Waterhouse of Halifax, who 
died the 10 day of July 1761 in the 54*^ year of his age. 

20. HOWORTH.'' 

Thomas Howorth [son of James Howorth] died January the 6^'' 
1773, aged 18 years. The above James Howorth, wholesale grocer, 
died Nov. 26"^ 1792, aged 62 years. 

Let reason['s] smile be feelings tribute 
The good departed want no sigh, no te[ar].' 

21. ILLINGW0RTH.8 
Here resteth the bodies of Susannah and Jane, davghters of 
John Illingworth of Ovenden, bvried i66[ ]. And also here rests 
the body of Matthew^ Illingworth, his son, who was buried the 20 day 
of December 1679. 

22. KITSON.9 

[ ] Anno Domini [ ]. Here lyeth the body of Sarah, 

wife of [Josh.] ^^itson of High Sunderland, aged 25 years, and 
departed this life the 27^''day of February 1702.^^ 

' Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

2 " 1719. My. 23. Ux. Sam' Hollins, Hip'", a Dissenting teacher, h\.\x:'{Hx. Reg.). 

•' Formerly visible in the Rokeby Chapel. 

•i ''M"" Joseph Holroyd of Sowerby Dean call'd Esq. was Ryding from Halifax 
Mar. 25 abt. one a Clock on Lds. day morning, fell off his Horse below Kin Cross 
and was taken up Dead, bur. Mar. 27, 17 16" {North. Reg.). 

'' " 1744-5- I^'eh- 4- Mercy Waterhouse, Northowram, widow, bur." [Hx. Reg.). 

''' Formerly visible in the antechapel. 

' The verses are from Walkers MS. 

« Formerly visible in the north aisle of the church. 

» Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 
10 "1702-3. Mar. I. Ux. Josh. Kitson, Northouram, bur." [fix. Reg.). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 133 

2^. LISTER. 1 
In memory of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, who died the 22^ 
Sept^' 1840 at KOUTAIS in GEORGIA, and was interred here the 29^^ 

April 1 841, /£} 49. 

24. LUDLOW.3 

In memory of Richard Ludlow of Halifax, who died on the 7*^ 
day of June 181 1, aged 40 years. Also of Nealey Ludlow, wife of 
the above Richard Ludley {sic), who departed this life on the 27*^ 
day of November, Anno Domini 181 8, aged 48. 

25. MICKLETHWAITE.i 

The Reverend Samuel Micklethwaite, vicar of Desborough, 
Northamptonshire, Ob^ Sep. 14, 1789, aged 68.'^ 

26. MITCHELL.6 

Here lyeth the body of Abraham Mitchell of Halifax, mercer, 

who departed this life the 27^^ day of January, was buried the 30*.'', 

1700, in the 36 year of his age. Here lyeth the body of Martha, 

daughter of Abraham M[ ] of Halyfax, who [ ] the 

27. NELSON. 8 
Sacred to the memory of the Revl^ Edward Nelson of St. John's 
College, Cambridge, many years Curate of this church and Incumbent 
of Coley in this parish. He died 27'^ Feb^ i79ij aged 60 years, and 
his remains were deposited in the library beneath the choir. And of 
Sarah, his wife, who died 5 ^'^ October 1801 in the 57 year of her age, 
and was interred in the same grave. Also of GuHelmus Georgius 
Nelson of Halifax, solicitor, who died 21'.* Feb. 1805, aged 23 years, 
and was here buried. Also of Harlin Tempest Nelson of H.M.S. 
Tygress, who was killed in battle 2"'^ Aug* 1808 in the 24^'' year of his 
age. Also of Edward Nelson of Halifax, gentleman, who died 6^^' 
Oct. 1 819, aged 33 years, and was here buried. They were the three 
surviving sons of the above named Edward and Sarah Nelson. 

1 Formerly visible in the north aisle of the church (J.L.). 

2 Daughter of Jeremy Lister. Her diary has been printed in the Halifax 
Guardian. 

'^ Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

* Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

5 '*6o" in Walker's MS. 

® Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

"^ Walker's MS. says "Brass Plate gone." 

® Formerly visible in the south aisle of the church. 



184 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

28. NEWMAN. 1 
Here lieth the body of [ ] Ca[ ]d [ Jew [ ] March 5 

[ ] of Joseph Newman [ ] Honor, his wife, of HaHfax, 

who died the [ ] Aug. 1781, aged [ ] months. 

29. GATES. -2 
Here lyeth the body of M! James Gates" of Murgatroyd in Warley, 
who departed this Hfe the 17*?' day of July, Anno Domini 1695 in the 
39 year of his age. Also here lyeth the body of Hanna Gates, 
daughter of the above named James Gates, who departed this life 
the i2^^day of May 1701, in the ii*'?'year of her age. 

30. POWER.* 
Willym, son of M' John Power of Halifax, was bvried the 9 of 
Jvly, 1660. 

31. RAMSDEN.'^ 

[George, son of Richard] Ramsden of Halyfax, departed this life 
on the 25'*^ day of December, 1675*^ [ ]. And also Richard 
Ramsden [ ]. 

32. RAMSDEN. 7 

{Stone apparency lettered^ but worfi illegible. Plate in mid die ^i 
In memory of Marria Ramsden, daughter of William Ramsden of 
Bottoms in Skircoat, departed Aug^ 30'^ 1781, aged 2 years. Also 
Dorothy Ramsden, wife of William Ramsden, departed Gcf 2"^ 1781. 
Also Elizabeth Ramsden, second wife of William Ramsden, departed 
April 18'^ 1 80 1, aged 55 years. 

^ Foimerly visible in the south aisle of ihe church. 

2 Formerly visible in the chancel. 

=' "M-- James Oates of Hollins (son to M^ James Oales of Marsh, bap. Jan. 1655) 
dyed July 17th at 6 a clock in the morning, buried at Halifax July 22. 1695 " 
{North. Reg.). The Hollins was formerly called Murgatroyd. " M'' James Oates 
& M^s Susanna Murgatroyd married Jan. 21, 1679"" {Ibid.). 

By his will, dated 24 Jun., 1695,'in which he is described as "gentleman," he 
bequeathed all his messuages and lands, both freehold and copyhold, to his wife 
Susanna, his sole exrix., in trust to pay ^500 apiece to his seven daughters, Elizabeth, 
Phebe, Susanna, Mary, Frances, Anna and Sarah, at 21 or marriage, and to allow 
them a competent maintenance in the meantime, and after all the said sums had 
been raised, in trust for his said seven daughters and their heirs and assigns equally. 
He commuted the tuition of John and Joseph, the children of his late brother 
Samuell Pournes, and their portions, which had been committed to himself and 
ir if-f "^ ^^^^'' "°^^ deceased, the said John Fournes unto John Brearecliffe of 
Hal ifax, and the said Joseph unto Henry Greamc of Skircoate {Original IFill at 
Vork). 

* Formerly visible in the Kokeby Chapel. 

" Formerly visible in the antechapel. 

^ '* 1675. Dec. 27. Geo., Ric Ramsden, Halyfax, bur.'' {ffx. AV?.). 

' Formerly visible in the middle aisle of the church. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 135 

33. RILEY. ^ 

On the right hand hereof Hes interred EHzabeth Riley of Hahfax, 
daughter of M' Jeremiah Riley, late of Kebroyd in Soyland, merchant, 
deceased, who died the 23 of April, 1736, aged 20 years. And here 
lies Jeremiah Riley' of Halifax, mercer, her brother, who died July 
30*^ 1746, aged 27 years. Likewise on the left^ hand hereof lies 
M'.' Elizabeth Riley, late of Bowram Top in Halifax, their mother, 
who died [ ] April 1748, aged 86^ yrs. [ ]so here lieth Sarah, 

daughter of the above M'^' Riley, and wife of Joseph [ Jon of 

North Bridge, died May 30"^ i76[ ] in the 53^^^ year of her age. 

34. SIMPSON.^ 

[Mary], wife of [John Simpson] of Hipperholme, departed this 
life [the 23^ da]y of xlugust [i7]o4.*^ Here lyeth the body [of John 
Simpson, her] husband, [departed this] life the 15'^ [and buried the] 
19'^ day July [t7]2i.' 

35. SMITH.8 

In this vault lie interred the remains of the Rev'^ William Smith 
M.A.'^ of Trinity College, Cambridge, Afternoon Lecturer and Senior 
Curate of this Church. He was born at Southsea in Hampshire, 
Dec^' 2o^h 1815, and died in Halifax Sept^ 9'^ 1855. 

"I know whom I have believed." II Tim. c i. v 12. 

36. SPEIGHT. 1" 

Here was interred the body of Joseph, son of Joseph Speight of 
Halifax, [ ]. 

1 Formerly visible in the Rokeby Chapel. 

2 By his will, dated i Jan., 1746, and proved 13 Oct. following, he left all his 
real estate to which he was entitled under his father's will to his brother George, 
the said George paying to his sister Sarah as much money as would make her 
fortune amount to ^500 {A*e£. Test., xci, 154). The following extract from the 
Norch. Reg. probably refers to the father. " M'' Jere. Ryley of Kib-royd in Sowerby 
Dean died at Norwich Aug. 24, (17 18)." 

'^ "right" in Walker's MS. 

*"56" in Walker's MS. 

^ Formerly visible in the south aisle of the church. 

^ "1704. Aug. 25. Ux. John Simpson, Hipperholme, bur." {Hx. Keg.). 

"^ "1721. Jul. 19. John Simpson, Halifax, clothier, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

s Formerly visible in the Rokeby Chapel. 

® For the inscription in the window dedicated to his memory see page 7i- 

1*^ Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 



136 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

^j. STANCLIFFE.i 
Here lieth the body of Mary, daughter of James Stancliffe, 
barber, who departed this \\^q the 22"^' day of December, 1769, aged 
35 years.- 

38. TAYLER.3 

Margaret, late wife of Joseph Tayler of Norland, "* who departed 
this life the 18 day of x\vgvst 1676. Here lyeth the body of Susan, 
the wife of Joseph Boys of Skircoat, who departed this life the 21^^ 
day of August Anno Domini 17 12. And also here lyeth the body 
of Joseph Boys,^ her husband, who departed this life the 10'^ day of 
September Anno Domini 1727. 

39. TONGUE.'^ 

Sacred to the memory of Ann Tongue, daughter of William and 
Sarah Tongue, who died June 17'^ 18 12, aged 10 months and 
twenty four days. Also of the aforesaid Sarah Tongue, who died 
July 11^^ 1 83 1, aged 52 years. Also of the aforesaid William Tongue, 
who died July 21'^'' 1853, aged 75 years. 

40. WAINHOUSE.'^ 

Here [ ] of John Wainhouse of Pye Nest in' Scircoat, 

[ ] who departed this life the [ ]. Also her [ 

]ichar[ ] the [ Jehouse o[ ] departed [ ] 13 

day of Marc[ ]. 

41. WAINHOUSE.*^ 

Here lyeth the body of [Joh]n, son of the above Richard 
Wainehouse of Skircoate, who departed this life the 24 day of 
[Deccmbjer Anno Domini i7i3.'' Here lieth the body of [Bridget] 
Greame,^^ who was married to the above named Richard Waiiichouse 
and afterwards to James Greame, [clothier, Skircoate]. She died the 
26^^ day and was buried the 29^'! day of May 1733, aged 51 years. 

1 Formerly visible in the middle aisle of the church. 

2 "John Stancliffe, sett maker, owner'- added at the foot of the inscription in 
Walker's MS. 

'* Formerly visible in the Rokeby Chapel. 

1 Probably Joseph Taylor, of Norland Hall. 

s **M^ Boys, a French Man, bur. at Halifax, Sep. 12 (1727)'" {IVorlh. Reg.). 

^ Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

' Formerly visible in the Rokeby Chapel. A very small stone. 

» Formerly visible in the Rokeby Chapel. 

" "1713- Dec. 28. John Wainhouse, Warly, Gent., bur.'" [Hx. Keg.). 

^" "1733- My. 29. Bridget, Ux. James Gream, Skirc*, clot^ bur." {Hx. Keg.). 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 137 

42. WATERHOUSE.^ 
^Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of Samuel Water- 
house/^ late of Washer Lane in the township of Skircoat, dyer, who 
departed this life on the 20^^ day of June Anno Domini 1802, aged 
55 yrs. Also Rachel Waterhouse, relict of the above Samuel 
Waterhouse, who departed this life the 17^^ day February i8o[7], 

aged 61. 

43. WILKINSON.* 

[ ] daughter of 

Joseph Wilkinson, vicar 
[ ] Halyfax, June 14^^ 1694.' 
Arms.— Gules, a fess vaire, in chief an unicorn passant or, in a 

bordure. 

44. WOOD.fi 

Here lieth the body of Joseph Wood, Shibden, who died the 
[ ] of September 1694, aged 66.' Also Joseph, his son,Mate of 
the same place, died the 30^^ May 171 7, aged 56.' 

45. WOOD.'" 

Richard Wood of Halifax, attorney, died April 16'^ 1766, aged 

52 years. 

46. WOOLM[ ].i^ 

Here lyeth the body [ ] M^John Woolm[ ], an affectionate 

and a sincere friend. He departed this life the y^ day of February 

1779, aged 54.'' Also the mortal part of Barbary, wife of the said 

John' Woolm[ ], who departed this life the lo'^ day of November 

1788, aged 56 years. 

1 Formerly visible in the Rokeby Chapel. 

2 See M.I. on page 52. 

3 Baptised 18 Jan., 1746-7. His wife was the daughter of James Walton, of 
Halifax (Foster's Yorks. Families). 

i Formerly visible in the chancel {JValkers MS.). 

'5"i694. Jun. 14. Eleanor, filia M" Josephi Wilkinson, vicarii de Hallitax, 
bur." (^.v. Reg.). 

6 Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

■^ " 1694. Sep. 30. Joseph Wood, Northowram, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

8 There is a long entry about him in the North. Keg He was of Fold in 
Northowram, and left a son William, aged 14. 

9 "? 36"in Walker's MS. 

10 Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

11 Formerly visible at the west end of the church. 

12 " 1779, Feb. 7. Jn" Woolmer, Hx., merchant, bur." {Hx. Rtg.). 



138 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

III. Inscriptions on Grave Covers Recorded in 
Walker's MS. 

1. [ALLE]NSON.i 

[ djaughter of [ ]nson of Ovenden, who 

[depjarted this life the i6'^ day [ ]as here interred the [ ] of 

December Anno Domini 1703.-' [Here al]so is interred the body 

[ ] William, the son [ ]. 

2. [AS]PINALL.3 

[ ] who died Aug* 1734, aged 34 years. [He]re 

lies the body of William [Asjpinall of Southouram who [de]parted 
this life the 7 day [of] May 1747" in the 74*^ year [of] his age. 

3. BARRACLOUGH.5 
Here lies the body of Daniel Barraclough. 

4. C0PLEY.6 

John Copley died Sep. 22"^' 1787, ^^. 46.' Mary Copley, his 
widow, died Dec. 17*^ 18 14, M. 67. Maria Copley, their [ ], 

died [ ] Dec. 30, i82[ ], .E 54. [ ] 1829. 

5. DEMPSY.^ 

Here lyeth the bodys of John and Bryan, sons of Bryan Dempsy 
of Halifax, they both died the 7'*^ of July, 1736, John aged 6 years 
and Bryan 3 years. Also Charles, his son, in the 2"^ year of his 
age, April 30*1^ 174T. Also Bryan Dempsy, the father of the abovesaid 
children, died June the 30'^ 1745 and in the 47'^ year of his age. 
Also Elisabeth Dempsy, his daughter, died April the n*?' 1747, aged 
5 years. Also William Dempsy, his son, he died October the 18*.^ 
1 75 1 in the 16'.^ year of his age. Also Sarah, the wife of William 
[Fawcett] and mother to the abovesaid children ; she died July the 

1 Fo. 12. Formerly visible in the Holdsworlh Chapel. 

2 "1703. Dec. 22. Judeth, John Allenson, Ovend., bur." {ffx. Reg.). 
^ Fo. 13. Formerly visible in the Iloldsworth Chapel. 

* "1747- My. 10. W'^Aspinal, South., Dresser, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

•' Fo. 23/ The inscription, which was in Roman characters and ran down the 
side of the stone, was formerly visible in the south aisle of the church. 

« Fo. 84. Formerly visible in the middle aisle of the chancel. Walker also 
states that there was on the stone a coat of arms (three hunting horns), and the 
matrix of a plate. &> /' 

^ "1787- Sep. 24. Jno Copley, Hx., Stay-mkr , bur." [Hr. Reg.). 
^ Formerly visible in the Iloldsworth Cliapel. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 139 

i8**^ 1752 in the 42"^ year of her age. Also the above William 
[Fawcett] of Halifax who died June the 10^'^ i78[ ]/ aged 67 years. 
Also Rachel, his wife, died May 15"' 1795, aged 76 years. 

6. [DRAKE]. -^ 
[ ] day of December [ ]. Also Dorothy, his 

wife, who died March the 3''^ i745Mn the [ ] year of her age. 

;. GREAMK.* 

[ ] William, who died April [ ], aged 4. [ ] 

the body of [ ], son of William [ ], who died Jan>^ 23^"^, 

aged 32 years. 

W. Greame esq. was buried here in May 1766. 

8. GREAME.5 

[ ] buried the 17*^ day of July, 1705,*^ and also of Henry, 

their son, buried the [ ] October 1708.' Also here lieth the 
body (sic) of Ann and Eliz'^ Greame, daughters of William Greame, 
Ann departed this life Octo"" 20^^ 1743 in the [ ] year of her age, 
Elisabeth Jan>' 8 in the 18^^ year of her age. 

9. HACKING.^ 

Here lies interred the body of Francis {sic) Hacking of Halifax 
who died the 13*'^ day of January 1767 in the 88*^ year of her age. 
Also the body of Ellen Hacking, the wife of John Hacking, who died 
the 14*^ of November 1768, aged 53 years. 

10. HAINSWORTH." 
[ ] this life the 22 day of June and was buried the 

24'h 1743^" in the 55^^ year of his age. Also the body of Mary, wife 
of the aforesaid Anthony (?) Hainsworth, died [ ] i755> 

aged 67. 

1 "1782. Jan. 13. W™ Fawcett, Halifax, stapler, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

2 Fo. 85. Formerly visible in the middle aisle of the chancel. 

3 "1744-5. Mar. 5. Dorothy, Ux. John Drake, Hal., stapler, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
* Fo, 95. Formerly visible in the south aisle of the chancel. 

5 Fo. 94. Formerly visible in the south aisle of the chancel. This is evidently 
the same inscription as No. i in the east cross aisle (p. 94). 

^ "1705. Jul. 17. Eliz:, Jam: Gream, Skircote, bur." [Hx. Reg.). 
■7 "1708. Oct 31. Henry, Jam: Greame, Skt., bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
^ Formerly visible in the Holdsworth Chapel. 
^ Fo. 42. Formerly visible in the ante-church. 
10 "1743. Jun. 24. Timothy Ainsworth, Hal., Comb"", bur." {Hx. Reg.). 



140 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

11. HILL.i 

[ ] aged 34. Joseph Hill of Halifax, died Dec. 29*'^ 

1758, aged 26. Also the children of Joseph Bramley of Halifax, 
woolen draper. [ ] March 19*^ 1780- in the 3'"'^ year [ 

] May 24, 1783^ in the i^* year [ ] 

Sept. 3^"^^ [ ] in the I'.'year [ ] May 31'* 1790'^ in 

the 2^^ year [ ] Aug. 12*.'"' [ ] in the 5^^ year [ 

] Sep. 6*^' [ ] in the lo^^ year [ ] Benj. Janv 29^1^ 

1792 in the 13*^ year [ ] Feb. 20, 1794,- aged 9 months. 

12. HILL.9 

[ ] of his age. She died [ ] of September 

1749 in the 7^1^ year of her age. Ml" Thomas Hill was buried here 
T3ec. 25^^ 1785 aged 57. 

13. HUDSON. 10 

[ ], the wife of John Hudson of HaUfax, was here 

interr'd March the 23^^^ 1779,^^ aged 43 years. 

[ ]fe belov'd in Death [ ] thy Name 

[ ] sincere Heart and Mind ever the same 

[ ] thy better Part in Heav'n above 

Does live with God and Christ in endless love. 

Also here is interr'd the remains of John Hudson, late sexton of 
Halifax, who died February 18^^ 1788, aged 74 years. Also of Sarah 
Wilson who died April 4^^ 181 3, aged 73 years. Also of George 
Daniel Holdsworth of Skircoat who died August 30^^ 1821, aged 22 
years. 

14. ILLINGWORTH.12 

Jon" Illingworth, owner, 1693. 

1 Fo. 37. Formerly visible in the ante-church. Part of the stone was broken off. 

2 "1780. Mar. 21. EHs^, Jo. Bramley, Hx., mercer, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
•^ "1783. My. 27. Sam., Jo. Bramley, Hx., mercer, bur." {Hx. Reg,). 
* "1783. Sep. 4. Mary, Jo. Bramley, Hx., mercer, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

s "1790. My. 31. Tho.,Jos. Bramley, Hx., mercer, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

6 " 1790. Aug. 13. Catherine, Jos. Bramley, Hx., Woolendrap., bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

7 "1790. Sep. 8. Ann, Jos. Bramley, Hx., Woolendraper, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

« "1794. Feb. 23. Joseph, Joseph Bramley, Hx., W. Drap"", bur." {Hx. Reg.). 

" Fo. 38. Formerly visible in the ante-church. 
^ Formerly visible in the Rokeby Chapel. 

11 "1779. Mar. 23. Ruth, Ux. Jn'^ Hudson, Sexton, H^ Chur'', bur." {Hx. Reg.). 
^ 2 Fo. 64. A stone with the inscription worn away was formerly visible in the 
middle aisle of the church, and marked as above. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 141 

15. LANGLEY.i 

[ ] Langley, [ Jholme, who dep[ ] 

life the 13"' day of [ J and was buried [ ] the 57'^^ year of 

[ ]. Also on the [ ] stone lyeth [ ], eldest 

son of [ ] the 26^^ of Jan. [ ] the 32"^ year of 

[ ]. Also in the [ ] her husband [ ] 

Langley [ ] Abraham [ ] the 11 [ ] February 

i7[ ]. Also of Ellen Lang[ ], daughter of the [ ] Abraham 
and Eliza Langley, who died April i77[ ]," aged 61 years. 

16. LAW. 3 
Here resteth the body of Nathan Law^ of [ ] who 

departed this life the 17^^^ day of Aprill 1672. 

17. LISTER.^ 

Here was interred the body of M'' John Lister,^ son of Mr. Japhet 

Lister of Halifax, merchant, who died May the 21'* 1772, aged 21 

years. 

18. MARSLAND.^ 

Here lyeth the body of [ ]ret, the [ ] of John 

Marsland and [ ], his wife, [ ] the 14'^ of Ma[ ]. 



19. MAUD.s 

[ ] And also Jane, daughter of Edward Maud, buried 

May 29, 1643. 

20. MELLIN.^ 

[ i]s interred [ ] of Thomas Mellin [of 

Hajlifax who departed [this] life 14^^ of Decem'' i72[ ]^Mn the 49^^ 

1 Fo. 93. Formerly visible in the south aisle of the chancel. 

2 "1778. Apr. 22. Ellen Langley, Hipp"\ spins'", bur." {Hx. Reg.). The 
Langleys were an important family in Hipperhohne township. For some account of 
them see ffx. Ant. Soc. Trans., 1905, 221-3, and 1906, 101-3. 

■^ Formerly visible in the Holdsworth Chapel. 

* He was a clothier, of Southowram, and made a nuncupative will about 17 Apr., 
1672, which was proved on June 4 following. After certain bequests, including 
40^. each to his grandchildren Abraham, John and Martha Law, he left the rest of 
his personal estate to Susann, his wife, and Elizabeth, his daughter, equally {Reg. 
Test., liii, 22). 

s Formerly visible in the Holdsworth Chapel. 

6 His mother was Elizabeth, the daughter of John Wainhouse, of Skircoat {Dug. 
Vis. ofYorks., Clay's ed., i, 118). 

' Fo. 14. Formerly visible in the Holdsworth Chapel. 

8 Fo. 8. Formerly visible in the Holdsworth Chapel. 

^ Formerly visible in the Holdsworth Chapel. 
10 "1729. Dec. 17. Thomas Mellin, Hal., Innholder, bur." {Hx. Reg.). 



142 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

year of his age. Also here Hes the body of EHsabeth Mellin, his 

wife, who died the 17^^ of June 1753 in the 73''^ year of her age. 

Also Thomas Mellin, their son, was here buried the 2^^ day of March 

1753 in the 51'* year of his age. And also the body of John Mellin, 

their son, was buried the 31'* of October i[ ] the 48'^ year of his 

[age]. 

21. MURGATROYD. 

^Here lyeth the body of M'' James Murgatroyd" of Murgatroyd in 
Warley, who died att Ruddlesden Hall and w^as buried January 15^^ 
167 1. Also Sarah, the daughter of Mi" James Oates of Murgatroyd, 
grandchild to the abovesaid James Murgatroyd, who was buried 22^*^ 
October 1697. And also Mrs Susanna Oates, wife of Mr. James 
Oates and mother of the said Sarah, who was buried June 23''^ 1698. 

22. NALSON.=^ 

[ ] Nalson [ ] to the above [ ] Ester [ ]. 

23. N0RMINGT0N.4 

[ ]dy of [ ] of Joshua [ ] Town [ ] 

he departed [ ] day of [ ], aged 43 years. Also 

Sarah, the wife of Joseph Norminton, son of the above Joshua & 
Hannah Norminton, died March lo^^ 1791- Also the above men- 
tioned Joshua Norminton who died February [ ], aged [ ]. 

1 Walker's MS. says there was a coat of arms on the gravestone like that on 
the back of the screen, 

- By his will, dated Jan. 2, 167 1, after reciting that he had surrendered all his 
copyhold lands, etc., in Warley, which were of the yearly rent to the lord of 325. 2\d., 
including Murgatroyd, Boothsteeds, Haighouse ; an annual rent of 4/7. out of 
Peacock house and Shawbooth ; an annual rent of 26s. St/, out of lands called 
Benns ; a messuage and lands called Rydeings, the messuages called Ivehouse and 
Jaynest to Timothy Wadsworth, the elder, of Midgley, and Edmond Deane, of 
Sowerby, to make courting thereof to Thomas Lister, of Maninghain, and John 
Weddell, of Bradford, gent., in trust to all such uses as he should declare in his 
last will, he ordered that they should be feoffees of all his said messuages, etc., to 
the use of his daughter Susann during her life, and after her death to the use of 
the heirs of her body, etc., provided nevertheless that if he should have a son that 
his feoffees should stand seised to the use of his son and his heirs, and in case he 
should have such son then his feoffees lo take 500//. of the rents for the portion of 
his daughter Susan, but in case he should have another daughter then to take 
1,000//. for the portion of the second daughter. Mentions his wife Elizabeth. 
Refers to a suit depending in Chancery betwixt himself, complainant, and Edmund 
Starkey and others, defendants, concerning the manor of Ridlesden. Bequeaths his 
freehold lands to his daughter Susan for life, and then to the heirs of her body. 
To his two sisters Susan and Frances Murgatroyd 10//. each, to buy each of them a 
piece of plate. Thomas Lister and John Weddell, exors. (A'g^. Test., liii, 344.) 
The daughter Susan married James, son of James Oates, of Marsh. See No. 29 
on p. 134. 

■^ Fo. 65. Formerly visible in the middle aisle of the church, 

* Formerly visible in the Holdsworth Chapel 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 143 

24. PARKER. 1 

Here rests the body of John, son of Robert Parker and [ ], 

his wife, [ ] John [ ]. 

25. POLLARD. '2 

Here is interred the body of [ ], the daughter [ ] 

Pollard of S[ ], who died the [ ] of June i74i,"aged 5 

months. 

26. RAWSON.^ 

[ ] William Rawson [ ] Shipley, 

gentleman, [ ] departed this Hfe at Halifax the 9'^ day of 

February 1741'^ in the 22''"^ year of his age. Also the body of 
William, the only son of the above named William Rawson, by Judith 
his wife, who departed this life the 29^^ day of the same month above 
mentioned, being 18 weeks old. 

27. RIGGE.« 

"Sacred to the memory of Joseph Rigg who died on the 30*^ of 
October 1775, aged 7,S years. Also of Elisabeth, wife of the above, 
who died on the 15'^ of February 1831, aged 94 years. 

28. RIGGE.^ 

Sacred to the memory of Susanna, the daughter of Samuel & 
Mary Rigg of Halifax, who died on the 9**^ of July 1820, aged 20 
years. Also of Mary Rigg, mother of the above, who died on the 
i2thday of February, 1823, aged 54 years. Also Joseph Pilling, son 
of the above Samuel Taylor & Mary Rigg, who died at Kingston in 
Jamaica, July 26, 1831, aged 27 years. Also of the above Samuel 
Taylor Rigg who departed this life July 22, 1832, aged 68 years. 

1 Fornjerly visible in the Holdsworth Chapel. The inscription probably relates 
to the same family as M.I. on p. 29 and inscription No. 13 on p. 116. 

- Fo. 10. Formerly visible in the Holdsworth Chapel. 

3 "1741. Jun. 12. Betty, John Pollard, Hal., Grocer, bur.'' {/fx. Re^^.). 

* Formerly visible in the Holdsworth Chapel. 

•'5 "1741-2. Feb. 12. AP W-n Rawson, Hal., Gent., bur." {Hx. Reg.). Called 
an apothecary in the North. Reg. He married Judith, daughter of John Prescot, of 
Halifax, surgeon. She remarried Cyril Jackson, M.D., of Halifax. {Dug. Vis. of 
Vo?'ks., Clay's ed., i, 243, and Prescott Pedigree) 

*'' Fo. 36. Formerly visible in the ante-church. 

■^ The stones bearing this and the next inscription have probably been replaced 
by two bearing the inscription on pp. 107-8 (No. 23). 

'^ Fo. Tjo. Formerly visil)le in the ante-church. 



144 MONUMENTAL AND OTHER INSCRIPTIONS 

29. [ ]OFIELD.i 
Here [ ] interred the [ ] mains of Timothy [ ]ofield of 

Halifax, who departed this Hfe the 19''' day of [ ]mber 1734 in 
the [ ] of his age. [ ] body of [ Jannah, his wife, 

who [ ] the 2'^^ 1765, aged 84. 

30. SHARPLES.-^ 
Here lie the remains of Jane Sharpies of Northouram who died 
on the 2 0^'^ day of November 18 18, aged 62 years. 

31. STANCLIFFE.2 
^Here lieth the remains of Joshua Stancliffe, hairdresser, of Halifax, 
who departed this life Jan^ 23^'^ 1822, aged 53 years. 

32. WALKER.^ 
Here ly[eth ] of Ann [ ] Walker [ ] in 

South[ ] of June i[ ]. Also of John [ ] above [ ] 

Walker [ ] return [ ] gave [ ] Nov. [ ]. In 

memory [ ] Walker, dau[ ] Richard Wa[ ] ^^'alter- 

clough^ [ ]rted this [ . ] of October [ ]. 

S3. WALKER. 7 

[ ] who died [ ] ^^9[ ]• [Al]so the body of 

Richard [ Jalker"* of Upper Walter[clo]ugh, his second son, [w]ho 

died ye 17 Jan^ 1721. [ ] wife Grace the [ ] of the 

abovesaid { ■ 1. 



34. WOOD.9 
Here are de[ ] of three of [ ] children [ ]owram 

i7[ ] 

Mary ^ [ ] 

Martha V buried [ ] 

William J [ ] 

^ Fo. 23/. Formerly visible in the south aisle of the church. 

2 Fo. 76. Formerly visible in the Rokeby Chapel. 

3 Fo. 63. Formerly visible in the middle aisle of the church. 
* On a brass plate. 

•^ Fo. 61. Formerly visible in the middle aisle of the church. 

^ Some account of the Walkers of Walterclough in Southowram will be found 
in ffx. Ant. Soc. Trans., 1908. 

' Fo. 52. Formerly visible in the ante-church. 

** "M"" Richard Walker of Walter C lough rid out Jan. 17 & was found drown'd 
in the River Caldtr Jan. 18 [1721], near Crumblcbottom." (A'ii'r///. /^eg.). 

^ Fo. 23<^. Formerly visible in the south aisle of the church. 



IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 145 

And of Martha [ ] buried April [ ] i7[ ]• Also of the 

above [ ] Wood who died M[ ] 26^^ 1750^ aged 7[ ]. 

Betty Wood, the daughter [ ] January 29 [ ]. 



IV. Inscription on Grave Cover Recorded in 
Brearcliffe's MS. 

I. ASHBURNE.2 

Here resteth y® body of P>ancis Ashburne,^ 

M*" of Arte & viccar of Halifax, 

enclosed y^ 20^^ of July 1585. 

Let him live in me that died for mee. ecce homo. 

^ "1750. Apr. 2. Sara Wood, Hal., Widow, bur." (Hx. Reg.), may be the entry 
of this burial in the register. 

2 Mr. T. W. Hanson has kindly drawn my attention to this inscription. 

'^ Vicar 1573- 1585. The son of Christopher Ashburne, the previous vicar, who 
probably resigned the living in his favour. He was educated at Trinity College, 
Cambridge (Watson's Hist, of Halifax, p. 367.) He married Elizabeth, the eldest 
daughter of John Lacy, of Brearley (Walker's Halifax Registers, p. 20). She 
survived her husband, and was buried at Halifax 3 Nov., 1619 {Ibid., p. 99). 



ADDENDA, 



I. BROOKE. 1 

>b Joshva Ingham Brooke, M.x\., 

vicar of Halifax 1889 to 1904, 

archdeacon of Halifax, 

Hon. Canon of Wakefield Cath!, 

entered into rest 19 Jvne 1906, 

aged 70 years. 

To commemorate his work for the chvrch 

the " Brooke Memorial Fvnd " was fovnded 

to assist the poorer benefices in the 

Diocese of Wakefield. 

2. HOULDSWORTH. 
On a semi-circular stone fixed above the top of the Holdsworth 
monument noted on page 17 is the following inscription: — 

Robert 

Houldsworth, 

L.L.D., the 12 virer, 

built this Place 

at his own proper 

Charge in 1554-^ 

3. WATERHOUSE. 

The window referred to on page 73 has been replaced by a better 
one. The name "Waterhouse" is retained in the glass of the new 
window, but the maker's name does not appear. The inscription on 
the brass remains as before. 

4. WITHOUT INSCRIPTIONS. 
There are in the church five early grave-covers (four in the south 
porch and one beneath the westernmost window in the south wall) 
without any inscriptions, but of sufficient interest to deserve recording 
here. 

^ Copy of the inscription on the tablet which it is proposed to erect to the 
memory of Archdeacon Brooke, Jan. i, 1909. The wording of this inscription may 
be slightly altered. 

2 This date is a misinke, as William Palden, who made his will on March 7, 
1535-6, directed that his body should be buried afore the altar within the new 
chapel, lately builded by Maister Doctor Haldesworthe upon the south part of the 
parish church of Saint John Baptist of Halifax {Halifax Wills, i, 103-4). 




Mkoi.'EVal Grave Co\i-:r ix ihk 1'orch. 



Plate II. 



\Toface p. 147. 



•f^' 



Hkad of Cross on Medl-kval Grave Cover against the 
South Wall of the Church. 

yi'o face p. 147, 

Plate III. 



INSCRIPTIONS IN HALIFAX PARISH CHURCH. 147 

No. I, measuring 5 ft. 8 in. by about 24J in. tapering to lyjin., is 
perfect. Tiie head of the cross is formed by sinking the stone 
around it. The stem and calvary are simply incised. The slab also 
has the shears incised upon it. (See plate II.) Mr. C. C. Hodges 
writes that this slab dates from c. 1150, and adds that the symbol is 
the smallest specimen of the great clipping shears for dressing cloth 
that he has seen — in this case a trade and not a sex symbol. The 
shears in the latter case are more elongated and pointed. 

No. 2 is also perfect, except that it has been broken in two, and 
measures 5 ft. 4 in. by T6|in. tapering to 13! in. It is in all respects 
similar to No. i except that it has no shears upon it. 

No. 3 has the bottom part cut off, and one of the top corners 
has also been broken off. It measures 4 ft. by about 19^ in. tapering 
to isfin. The cross-head is worked in the same manner as in No. 5. 
The stem of the cross is incised. 

No. 4 has the bottom part cut off and a large piece on one side 
of the neck of the cross cut out, and measures 3 ft. 6 in. by 18 in. 
tapering to 15!^ in. The arms and head of the cross terminate in 
trefoils formed by sinking the ground around them. The stem is 
incised. 

No. 5, which is the one beneath the window in the south aisle, 
is only the head of a grave-cover. It measures 19 in. by 15 in. tapering 
to 14^ in., and bears a cross-head formed by the arcs of four circles, 
which meet so as to form four loops, through which passes a band 
which forms a lozenge. (See plate III.) Mr. Hodges writes of this 
slab that it is of a peculiar design, but in its present incomplete 
state he can only say that it may date anywhere from 1 180-1300. 
Unfortunately, No 3, which is similar, is also imperfect. 



INDEX NOMINUM 



An asterisk (*) following a page number signifies that the name occurs more than 

once on that page. 
The letter "n" after a page number signifies that the name is in the notes to the page. 



A., L., 66 

Aaron, F., 41 

Abigail, 123 

Abraham, 141 

Ainsworth, Tim., 139W. See also 
Hains worth 

Aked, Barbara, 85 ; Josh., 107, 
loyw ; Mary, 107, 107M ; Ric, 
79 ; Tho., 8^n ; Will., 79 

Alexander, Eliz., i ; Frances, 112* ; 
Joh., 112*, ii2n ; Lewis, i ; R., 
69 ; Will., 112*, ii2n ; — hn, 112 

Allenson (AUanson), Anth., 112, 
ii2w; Francis, 112, ii2n ; Jas., 
112, ii2n, 113 ; Joh., 112, i38n ; 
Jud., 112*, 1I2W*, 138M ; Rob., 
112*, II2M* ; Will., 112, ii2n 

Angier, Eliz., lyn ; Joh., lyn 

Ann, 144 

Ashburne, Chris., 145W ; Francis, 

145 
Ashworth, Jane, 34 ; Joh., 35 
Aspinall (Aspinal), Will., 138, 138^ 
Atkinson, Chris., io6n ; Jos., 130 
Ayrton, Math., 47« 



B , Tho.. 130 

Bagnold, Ann, 119; Car. Frances, 

119; Harriet, 119; Joh., 119; 

Maria, 119; Tab., 119; Will., 

119* 
Bairstow, Joh., 105M 
Baldwin, Joh., 3on*, 44*; Sar., 44*; 

Will., 44* 
Barraclough, Anna, S8n ; Dan., 88w, 

138 ; Jane, 88, 88n ; Toby, 88* 
Bate, Alex., 103, io3n 
Bates, Jas., 83 ; Joh., 83 ; Jos., 2*; 

Mary, 83 ; Reb., 2 ; " Ric, 83* ; 

Sam., 83 
Batley, Jas., 2n ; Jer., 2n*; Joh., 

2, 2n, 3 ; Mary, 2n ; Sush., 2, 2n ; 

Tho., 3 
Bayfield, B., 74 ; Eliz., 74 



Beaumont, Alice, 125M ; Tho., 123W 

Bell, , 42 

Bellamy (Bellamay), Ann, 113*; 

Frances, 113; Joh., 113*, ii3n* 
Benson, Mich., 11 4*1 
Bentley, Betty, 48 ; D., 48*; Dan., 

48, 113, 113M, i2on ; Eli, 120, 

i2on*; Elis, i20« ; Eliz., 48, 

128 ; Han., 48 ; Hen., 120W ; Jer., 

128*, i28» ; Joh., I20W ; Jud., 

128 ; Lyd., i20« ; Marth., 120M ; 

Mary, no, in*; Mich., ^n ; 

Pheb., i20« ; Ric, 120, 120M ; 

Sar., 96, I20«*, 128, I28>» ; 

Sush., i2o« ; Tim., 48, i2on ; 

Will., no*. III 
Benton, Elk., 84 ; Mary, 84 
Beron, Tho., 127W 
Berry, H., 42 
Best, Chas., 103 ; Joh., 102, 103 

Ric, io2n 
Binns (Bins, Bynn[sl), Ann, 83 

Jos., 83 ; Mary, 83'; Nath., 83* 

130W ; Sar., 83 ; W., 41 ; 

130 
Blac — , Ann, 113 ; Ric, 114 
Blades, Geo., 127^ 
Bland, J., 41, 53 ; Marth., no, 

lion; Mich., no*, now*; Tho., 

Blatchford, R. F., 41 

Bolland, Ann, 128 ; Chas., io2m ; 
Joh., 128 ; Marth., 102*; Sar., 
128*; Will., 102, I02W 

Booth, Mr., 120W ; , i20« 

Bosvile, Jane, 6o« ; Tho., 6o« 

Bottomley (Bothomley), A., 42 ; 
Joh., 85W 

Boulton, Eliz., 35 ; Ric, 35 

Bowker, J., 42 

Boyes (Bouyes, Boys), Edw., 76*; 
Johan., i2in ; Joh., 120, i2in 
Jos., 136*; Mr., 136W ; Reb., 76 
Sam., i2in*; Susan, 136 ; Will. 
76, 121W 

Bracken, Agn., 100 ; Betty, 100 
Eliz., 100 ; Han., 100 ; Mary 
100*; Ric, 100*; Sush., 100 



INDEX. 



149 



Bradley, Eliz., 128 ; Tho., 128 ; 

W., 20*, 29, 47 
Bramley, Ann, 106, 140;? ; Benj., 

140; Cath., 140W ; Edw., 82; 

Eliz., 140M ; Joh., 82 ; Jos., 140, 

140W*; Mary, 106, 140;? ; Sam., 

106, 140W ; Tho., 106*, 140W 
Brearcliffe (Brearcliff, Brearecliff, 

Brearecliffe), Dor., 129 ; Edm., 

3, 3w*, 120, 129 ; Ester, 3, 129 ; 

Favour, 3, ^n ; Jane, i2n, 85M ; 

Joh., 3w, I2W, 85M, 129*, 1347? ; 

, 3w 

Brigg (Brigge), Abr., 47 n ; Mary, 

129 
Briggs, Eliz., 129 ; J., 42 ; Jas., 

129*; Mark Freeman, 129 ; Mary, 

129 ; Tho., 129 
Broadbent, J., 53 
Broadley (Brodley), Joh., 3 ; Mary, 

3 ; Math., yyn ; , ^n 

Brook (Brooke), Archd., 146W ; 

Edw., 90 ; Eliz., 90 ; E.V.I. , 42 ; 

Joh., 85W ; Josh. Ingham, 146 ; 

Mary, 129 ; T., 41 
Broome, Han., 47*, 92 ; Ric, 47*, 

92* 
Buckley, E., 41 
Bums, H., 41 
Burton, Mr., ^n 

Butterfield, Ann, 130 ; Eliz., 130*; 
Mary, 130 ; Rob., 130* 



Carey, E., 42 

Carmichael, J. B. H,, 69 

Carney, T,, 41 

Carr, Steph., 125 

Cartwright, Agn., 130 ; Amel., 130 ; 

Eliz., 130 ; Joh., 130*; Mary, 

130 ; Mary Ann, 130, 130M ; 

Sar., 130 ; Will., 130* 
Caygill (Cagill), Ann, 98, 99, 99« ; 

Eliz., 98, 98W ; Han., 99 ; Jane, 

4, 99*, 99^*; Joh., 4, 5, 42W*, 

98*, 99*, ggn*; Marth., 42W, 99, 

99W ; Sam., 98, 98^, 99, ggn ; 

Tho., 81, 8in* 
Chad wick, Eliz., 96 ; Nath., 96* 
Chamberlain, Abr., 131 ; Edw., 

131 ; Eliz., 5 ; Mary, 5W ; Tho., 

5n*; Will., 5* 
Clapham, Eliz,, 6*; Han., 6 ; Jud., 

6 ; Ric, 6*; Sar., 6 
Clarke, C, 53 
Clay, Eliz., 121W ; Geo., 121M*; 

Jane, I2in ; Joh., 121W*; Luke, 

i2in ; Rob., 121, 121W* 
Clajrton, Ralph, 7, 96 



Coates, W., 53 

Cockett, Ric, 76* 

Cockman, Eliz., 77 ; Francis, 76*, 

y6n* 
Cockroft (Cockcroft, Cockrofte), 

Grace, 39W ; Mary, 3W ; Will., 

39 ; , 3*^ 

Conlan, J., 41 

Connolly, J., 53 

Cooke, Ann, 31W ; Ric, 4 

Copley, Joh., 138, 138W ; Lionel, 

125W ; Maria, 138 ; Mary, 138 ; 

Will., 113*, 113W* 
Coppendale, Joh,, 6on 
Corbett, J., 42 
Cotton, Eliz,, 124W 
Coulthurst, Dr,, ^n ; Hen, Will., 

7, 98 ; H,W., 69 ; Sar,, 98 
Craven, Eliz., 84*; Jas., 84 ; Joh., 

84*; Lucy, 80 ; Mary, 80, 84 ; 

Wm., 80 
Critchlaw, Alice, i yn 
Croft, Chas. Joh., 131 ; Rob., 131 
Crompton, Abigail, lyn ; Jas., lyn 
Cromwell, Oliver, 45W 
Crowther, Brian, 58 ; Jane, 58^ ; 

Joh., ii8w 



D 



Dade, Chris,, 131, 13 iw 

Danyel, Joh., y^n 

Davy, Joh,, 74 

Dawson, Ely, 22 w 

Dean (Deane), Ann, 121, i2in ; 

Cicely, 105, 105W ; Edm., 142W ; 

Rob,, 105, 121*, 121W*; The, 

105 ; Will,, 105*, i2in 
Dempsy, Brian, 138*; Chas,, 138 ; 

Eliz,, 138 ; Joh,, 138*; Will,, 138 
Dickenson (Dickinson), Edw., 43^ ; 

Jas,, I2W ; Tho., 6n 
Dighton, Patty Penelope, 98 ; Will., 

98 
Dixson, Anth., 105M ; Mary, io5« ; 

Sib., io5«* 
Dobson, x\nn Richard, 57 ; Eliz., 

57 ; Ric, 57 
Dodsworth, Rog., iin 
Dolhffe (Dollife), Ehz., 122W ; Giles, 

105*, 105W, I22W*; Jas,, I22W ; 

Mary, 122 ; Ric, 122*; Sar,, 105 
Dorothy, 84, 139 
Drake, Atkinson Shermer, 106 ; 

Dan,, 105, 105W*; Dor,, 139'^ ; 

Francis, 105, 105M*; Grace, 105W ; 

Jas., io6m ; Jane, io6n ; Jer,, 

105, 105M, 106, io6m ; Joh,, 105, 

i05«*, 139W ; Mary, 106; Pheb, , 



150 



INDEX. 



lyn ; Sam., 105, 105W ; Tho., 

105 « ; Will., ijn 
Dunn (Dun), Eliz., 8, ggn ; Josh., 

8*, 9, 100*, I22M ; Maria, 8, 9 ; 

Tho., 97, ii5» ; , gyn 

Dyneley, Joh., 12'jn 

Dyson, Abr., iiiw ; Dan., 10, 114 ; 

Deb., iiin ; Khz., iii ; Ely, 

no, III*, iiiw; Ma^3^ in ; 

Sam., Ill ; Sar., 10, 114; Sush., 
• no ; Tho., in*; Tho. Jas., in 
Dyve, Hen., 24W ; Mrs., 24;^ 



Eagar, Frank Whitworth, 9 

Edmund, 92 

Edward VI (King), 12 

Edwards, Ann Eliz,, 61, 62.n ; 
Cath., 62*; Chas., 62*; Sir Hen., 
63 ; Joh., 10*, 114*; Joh. Lees, 
61 ; Jos., 10*, 114*; Mary, 10*, 
114*; Sally, Sar., 10*, 114* 

Elam, Joh., 82;^ 

Elizabeth (Queen), 58^, 64 

Ellis, Ester, 77 ; Steph., 77, 77W* 

Ely, Geo., 87^. See also Hayley 

Emmet, Alice, 90*; Ann, 106* 
Eliz., 102 ; G.N., 63 ; Jas., 90* 
Joh., 63, 106*; Margt., 106* 
Rob., 90*; Sar., 90, 102 ; Will. 
90*, 102* 

Ester, 142 

Ezech — , 68 



Farrer, Elk., 21 ; Nath., 124 ; 

Susan, ii9» ; Tho., 119W ; Will., 

124. See also ¥exx2ix 
Favour (Favovr), Dr., 3^*, 120W ; 

Joh., II, 122 
Fawcett (Faucitt, Favcit), Ann, 

85W; Hugh, 85*, 85W; Rach., 

139 ; Sar., 85^, 138 ; Will., 85, 

138, 139, i39;z 
Ferrar, Rob., 11 ; , 11;/. See also 

Farrer 
Finch, Grace, 106 ; Mary, 106*; 

Will., 106*, 107 
Fisher, I., 37 
Fletcher, Ann, 83*; Betty, 83 ; 

Tho., 83*, 83W ; Will., 83, 83M 
Fo — , Grace, 131 
Foley, J. C, 41 
Foskett, C, 42 
Foster, Eliz., 6;/ 
Fourncss (Fournes, Fournis, Fovr- 

nes), Frances, 13 ; Han., 12 ; 



Jane, 13 ; Joh., 12, i2«, 13*, 82, 
134"*; Jos., 12, 81, 134W*; 
Pheb,, 12, 81*; S., 12 ; Sam., 12, 
13W, 81, 82, 85M, 134W ; Sush., 
13 ; Will., i7.n 

Foxcroft (Foxcrofte), Anah, 32W ; 
Grace, 49;? ; Jas., 85;? ; , 131 

French, Dr., 45;? ; Eliz., 45M 

Frobisher, Will., 79 

Fulcehurst, Marie, 12 iw 

Fuller, G.W., 41 



Gaffin, T., 50 
Garland, Will. Hen., 63 
Gath, Sam., 131 ; Sar., 131 
Gaukroger, Geo., 64 ; Mary, 64 ; 
Mary Alice, 64 ; Will., 64 

Gawthorp, , 32, 38, 40, 53, 63 

Gibson, A., 42 ; Ann, no ; Eliz., 

13, 14, 109*; Geo., 14 ; Marth., 
131 ; Mich., 13, 14*, 109*, no*, 
131W ; Rhenetta, 14, now ; Rob., 

13*, 14*, 109 ; Will., 14 ; , 

no 

Gooch, Joh. Hen., 64 
Grace, 144 

Greame (Gream), Ann, 14, 94*, 94W, 
139*; Bridget, 136, 136W ; Eliz., 

14, 94*, 139*, i39» ; Frances, 15, 
95; Han., 122; Hen., 94, 122, 
134^,139, 139W; Jas., 14, 22w*,i36, 
136W, 139W*; Joh., 14, 95, 95W*; 
Marth., 95 ; W., 139 ; Will., 14*, 

15, 22*i, 94, 139 ; , in 

Green, Geo., 79 ; Mary, 79, 79M 
Greenhalgh, S., 41 

Greenup, Eliz., 75 ; Geo., 75 ; 
Harriet Helen, 75 ; Joh., 131 ; 
Mary, 131 ; Sar., 75*; Will., 75*, 

131* 
Greenwood, J. H., 42 ; Joh., 15 ; 

R., 42 ; Sar., 15 ; Will,, 15 
Grice, Eliz., in ; Hen., in ; Will., 

Ill* 
Grimshaw, Frances, 91 ; Jane, 91*; 

Lumb, 91 ; Mary, 91*; Will., 91* 



H 



Hacking, Ellen, 139 ; Francis, 139 ; 

Joh,, 139 
Haggerty, J. E., 41 
Haigh, Alice, 129 ; Clement, 129*, 

129W ; Edw,, 129*; Eliz., in; 

Joh., Ill*; Mary, in ; Will., 

Ill* 



INDEX. 



151 



Hainsworth, ? Anth., 139 ; Mary, 

139. See also Ainsworth 
Haldsworth. See Holdsworth 
Haley. See Hayley 
Hall, Abr., 77, yjn, 78*, ySn*, 134W. ; 

Han., yjn ; Josh., gon ; Jud., 

77» ; Marth., yyn.; Mary, jyn, 

no*; Pheb., 77*^; Rob., 88w ; 

Sam., no*, now ; Sar,, 77^ 
Halliwell, Ann, 94 ; J oh., 94 ; Jos., 

88n. See also Helliwell 
Hamer, Cath., 37 ; Josh., 37 
Hamerton (Hammerton), Betty, 

100, loon ; Han., 109 ; Joh., 

100, loow, 109*; Marth. Nicholls, 

109 ; Northend Nicholls, 109 ; 

Sam. Wood, 109 
Hampson, Rio., ii6n 
Hankins, D'Avenant, 24^ ; Will., 

24W 
Hannah, 93 
Hanson, Eliz., 17 ; Joh., 16 ; Jos., 

iign; Sar., iign ; T.W., 145M ; 

, 114W 

Hardcastle, Mrs., 114^; Pheb., 

114 ; R., 114 
Hardman, ]., 6in 
Harger, Car. A., 64 ; Joh., 64 ; 

Mary, 64 

Hargreaves, Lyd., 129 ; , 129 

Harrison, Agn., 131 ; Ann, 115*; 

Mary, 131 ; Tho., 115*; , 84 

Hart, J., 53 ; , 36 

Hayley (Haley), Geo., 87 ; Joh., 88 ; 

Rach., 87*; Ric., 87, 88*, 8Sn*; 

Tho., 87*. See also Ely 
Hay ton, R., 41 
Heald, Grace, 125 ; Jer., 123 ; 

Will., 123, 125 
Hedgeland, G., 61 
Hegan, Ann Eliz., 61 ; Jos. I., 62 
Helliwell, Mrs., 94 w. See also Halli- 
well 
Hemingway, J., 41 
Henry VII (King), 11 ; Henry VIII 

(King), 12 
Hepenstall, H., 42 
Heywood, Mr., lyn ; Oliv., 6w, 17, 

yjn, i2on ; Ric, lyn 
Hill, Joh., 97; Jos., 140; Mary, 

97 ; Tho., 140 
Hinchliffe (Hinchlifl), Ann, Anna, 

97*; Joh., no*, lion; Jos., 97; 

T.,41 

Hodges, C. C, 147 ; Mr., 147 
Hodgson, Joh., 8 

Hogarth, Eliz. Jud., 31*; Tho., 31 
Holden (Houlden), Alies, ii8n ; 

Anna, 115, 115W ; Eliz., 116 ; 

Han., 115*, n5«, ii6n; Humph., 



Ii8w; Joh,, 115/?, 116, Ii6n ; 
Mary, 115*, 115^; Nath., 115*, 

115W*, ii6n ; Ric, ii^n, ii6w; 
Tho., 86n, 11511, 116*, ii6n*; 
W.A.. 41 
Holdsworth (Haldesworth, Halds- 
worth, Houldsworth), Clement, 
61 ; Dr., 146 ; Emily, 66 ; Geo., 
65 ; Geo. Dan,, 140 ; Jas., 25W ; 

Joh., 4IW, 65*, 105W ; Mary, 16, 

ijn, 25W, ii6n ; Mr., 116 ; 

Pheb., 16, lyn ; Rob., 68m, 146 ; 

Sar., 65 ; Tho., 16*, i6«, 17, lyn*, 

18, 65, n6w; Walt., 65, 66; 

Will., 18; Will. Irving, 65 
Holland, Grace, 100 ; Jas., 99, loou 
Hollings (Hollins), Isaac, 18, 37W ; 

Jer., 18 ; Mary, 18, 132 ; Sam., 

132, 132M 
Holme, Tho., iii» 
Holmes, M. H., 41 
Holroyd (Holroide), Ann, 10 1, 

loiM ; Eliz., loi, loin ; Joh., 

loi*, loiw*; Jos., 132, 132W ; 

Mary, loi, loin ; Ric, loi 
Holt, Eliz., 95 ; W., 42 
Hooke, Anna, 123 ; Dr., 587^, 99U, 

123W ; Eliz., 123 ; Matild., 123*; 

Ric, 18, 123*; Sam., 123 
Hope, J., 39 ; S., 5, 39 
Hopkinson, Ell., 58W 
Hopwood, Mary, loi ; Ric, loi 
Hough, Edm., 58, 92^ 
Howorth, Jas., 132*; Tho., 132 
Hoyland, Ann, 66 ; Will., 66 
Hoyle (Hoile, Hoyl), Deb., 109W ; 

Dor., 84W ; Jas., 116; Luke, 95, 

116, 1167^; Mary, 116*; Mich., 

I09n*; Pheb., 85W ; Ric, 8577 ; 

Sar., 116 
Hudson, Joh., 140*, i40« ; Ruth, 

140W 
Hulme, Bathsheba, 20 ; Jos., 19, 

124W ; Sam., 1971 
Humphreys, G. K., 42 
Huntriss, Will., 66 

Hurst, , 337i 

Hyde, Tho., 116 



I 



Ibbetson, Chris., 94 ; Eliz., 94*; 
Lady Jane, 4 ; Sar., 94 ; Tho., 

94* 
Illingworth, Jane, 132 ; Joh., 132 ; 

Jon., 140 ; Matth., 132 ; Sush., 132 
Ingham, Anna Maria, 100 ; Cath. 

Jane, 100 ; Jas., 57^ ; Jane, 100 ; 

Will., TOO 
Issot, Mary, 25U ; Will., z^n 



152 



INDEX. 



J 



Jackson, Cyril, 143W ; Eliz., 20*, 
102*; Joh., 20, 102 ; Josh., 20*, 
102* 

Jacques, Mary, 43^? ; Sir Rog., 43M 

Jaumard, Mrs., 2471 

Jayes, M., 41 

Jenkinson, Nath., 22M 

Jerusalem, Knights of St. John of, 
io5«, 121W 

John, 68, 84, 91, 143, 144 

John, archbp. of York, 59 

Johnson, E. A,, 42 

Joseph. 135 

Joshua, 142 

Joyce, P., 41 



K 



K.,S.J..66 

Kay, Sir Arth., 113M 

Keith, , 46 

Kenyon, W., 42 

Kershaw, Abr., 85, 85 w ; Dor., 85 ; 

E., 41 
Keyworth, W. D., 28 
Ki — , [I]saac, 84W 
Kilgallon, P., 53 
King (Kinge), J., 42 ; Jas., 20, 21, 

iiim; Joh., 2on*, 21*, 114; 

Mary, lun ; Sam., 20, 21*; 

Will,, 2on* 
Kirk (Kirke), Ehz., 14 ; Ficinces, 

14*; Jos. Moxon, 67 ; Sar. H., 64 
Kitchingman, Ann, 2211 ; Eliz., 

22W ; Marth., 21 ; Sar., 22*, 22w ; 

Will., 21*, 22* 
Kitson, Jos., 103 ; Josh., 132, 132W ; 

Mary, 103 ; Sar., 132 ; Tho., 

103*, 108*, 10811 
Knapton, T., 42 
Knight, Frances, 97 ; Sam., 22, 96, 

97 ; Titus, 22n ; Vic, 22w 
Knowles, Joh. W., 67 ; J. W., 67 ; 

Mary, 67* 



L., R., 81 

Lacy (Lacye), Agn., 23M ; Eliz., 

145W ; Gilb., 23M*; Hugh, 23M ; 

Joh., 23, 23W*, 145W ; R., 80 ; 

Ric, Son 
Lancashire, Jas., 89 ; Mary, 89 
Langley, Abr., 141 ; Eliza, 141 ; 

Ell., 141, 141W ; , 141* 

Law, Abr., i^in ; Eliz., 141^ ; 

Joh., 141W; Marth., 14IW ; Nath., 

141 ; Susan, 14IW 



Lawrence, Phil., 31M ; W., 69 

Leah, 123 

Leeds Infirmary, Trustees of, 47« 

Lees, Ell., 102 ; Joh., 88*; Lucy, 
88 ; Rob., 102 ; Sam., 102 

Leigh (Legh), Dr., 24W, 25W ; Eliz., 
24, 25 ; Frances, 24, 24W, 25 ; 
Geo., 24, 24H ; Mary, 24W 

Leppington, Betty, 79 ; Chas., 79* 

Lister, Ann, 88, 90, 133 ; Eliz., 89*; 
Francis, 79*; Han., 78*; I., 69 ; 
Jas., 25*, 79, 85, 90, 90M*, 91, 
gin*; Japhet, 141 ; Jer., 90*, 
I33>^ ; Joh., 25W*, 77W*, 78*, 
89*, 90, 105W, 141; Marth., 85; 
Mary, 25, 25W, 90 ; Mary Ann, 
78 ; Pheb., jyn*; Sam., 25W*, 
77%, 91 ; Sar., 78, 79 ; Tho., 88*, 
142W*; Will. Ric, 89 ; , 90 

Longbottom (Longbothom), A., 42 ; 
Jer., 79*; Marth., 79 

Lord, Chas., 78 ; Edw., 78 ; Geo. 
Chas., 78 ; Marth., 78*; Sam., 
78*; Tho., 78 

Ludlow (Ludley), Nealey, 133 ; 
Ric, 133* 

Lydia, 123 



M- 



M 



Abr., 133 ; Marth., 133 



Maddocks, Jos., 26 

Marlborough, Duke of, 13M 

Marsland, Joh., 141 

Martha, 123, 144, 145 

Martin, Frances, 5, 511 ; Joh., 5 

Mary, 113, 123, 144; (Queen), iin, 

12 
Matthew, Archbp., iin ; Mrs., iim 
Maud, Edw., 141 ; Jane, 141 ; 

Jon., 124 ; Tho., 124 
Mayall als. Meall, Jas., I22n ; 

Mary, i22n 

Mayer, ,68* 

McDermott, T., 53 

McGovem, F., 41 

Meadowcroft, Dor., i29« ; Ric, 

I2gn 
Meall als. Mayall. See Mayall 
Mellin, A., 69 ; Eliz., 142 ; Joh., 

142 ; Tho., 141, 141W, 142 
Mercer, Betty, 77 ; T., 41 
Metcalfe (Metcalf), Ann, 97 ; Elis, 

97 ; Eliz., 97 ; Margret, 97 
Michael, 90, 113* 
Micklethwaite, Sam., 133 
Midgley, Mary, 17M, 26 ; Will., 16, 

17W, 26*, ii6w 
Milne, Eliz., 25W ; Sam., 25M 



INDEX. 



15B 



Milnes, Rob., 86 ; Sar., 86 

Mitchell (Mitchel), Abr., 133 ; Ann, 

27, 53W ; Effam, i2w ; Eliz., 

27 ; Jas., 27 ; Joh., i2w ; Mary, 

115W; Rowland, 53W ; Sam., 27 
Morrell (Murrell), Ann, 98, gSn ; 

Joh., 98W 
Morton, W., 41 
Murgatroyd, Eliz., 142?^ ; Erances, 

142W ; Jas., 142*; Mary, i2o;v ; 

Susan, Sush., 134W, 142%*; Tho., 

120M 
Murray, Joh., 27 
Murrell. See Morrell 
Musgrave, Archd., 67 ; Chas., 28 



N 



Nalson, — , 142 

Naylor, Geo., 103, 104 ; Joh., 103 ; 

Sush., 103, 104 
Nelson, Edw., 133*; Eliz., 84 ; 

Harlin Tempest, 133 ; Sar., 133*; 

Tho.. 84 ; Will. Geo., 133 
Netherwood, Eliz., 102 ; Tim., 102 
Nettleton, Anna, 124 ; Dr., ign*, 

ii6n ; Joh., 124, 124W ; Marth., 

ii6n ; Sush., 124 ; Tho., 124, 

124M 
Newman, Honor, 134 ; Jos., 134 
Newton, Jos., 82 ; Tho., 82 
Nicholl, Ann, 76, 77 ; Grace, 76W ; 

Joh., 76*, 76W, 77 ; Sar., 77 ; 

Sush., 76*; Tho., 76 
Nicholls (Nicols), Bethell, 28n ; 

Eliz., 28, 28«, 29 ; Jon., 28, 28w, 

29 ; Jud., 6n ; Sar., 28n* 
Norminton, Han., 142 ; Jos., 142 ; 

Josh., 142*; Sar., 142 
Norris, Bessy, 68*; Jas. Edw., 38*, 

86, 87 ; Jul., 68 ; Mary, 29, 38*, 

92 ; Sidn., 68*, 92 ; Will., 29, 

92* 
Northend (Northen), Dan., i6« ; 

Mary, i6n ; Tho., 103W 
Norton, Frances, 13^ ; Gabetis, 13/7 
Nutter, Elize, 99 ; Margret, 99 



Oates (Oats), Anna, 134W ; Eliz., 
134W ; Frances, 13W, 134W ; Han., 
134 ; Jas., I2W, 13M, 16, 17W, 81M, 
134*, 134W*, 142*, 142W*; Mary, 
134W ; PhelD., I2M, 17W, 134W 



Oddy, A., 42 

Oldfield, Grace, 82 ; Jas., 82 ; Jon., 

29 ; Mary, 29 ; R.E., 41 ; T., 

41 ; Tho., ii8w 
Oldham, E., 53 
Overend, T., 41 
Owen, J., 41 
Oxley, Jane, 103;/ ; , 103M 



Palden, Will., 146 

Parker, Joh., 143; Mary, 30, ir6; 
Rob., 30, 30W*, 116, 143 

Parratt (Parrat, Parrot), Francis, 
g2n ; Mr., 77M, 92, g2n 

Peard, , 36 

Pickles, G. H^, 42 ; J., 42 ; W., 41 

Pigou, Francis, 72 

Pollard, Betty, 143W ; J., 41 ; Joh., 
1437? ; Will., 106 ; -, 143 

Pool, AHce, 89 ; Eliz., 87 ; Toh., 
89 ; Jud., 89 ; Mary, 89 ; Rach., 
8gn ; Wilkinson, 87 ; Will., 87, 
89*, 8gn 

Power, Ann, iin, 307?*; Joh., 
134 ; Will., iiw, 134 

Prescott (Prescot), Ann, 30 w*, 31*; 
Ann Margt., 117 ; Dor., 30^, 
117; Edw., 31*, 117*, ii7« ; 
Eliz., 3on ; Eliz. Jud., 31 ; 
Esther, 117 ; Joh., 30*, 30W*, 
44*, 117*, 117W, 12411, T43M ; 
Jud., 30W, 143M ; Margt., 30W ; 
Mary, 30, 30W, 31 ; Pheb., 30W*, 
117*, 124; Sar., 30, 30W*; Will., 
30W, II jn, 124 ; , 117 

Preston, Harriet, 32, 104 ; Jos., 32, 
104 ; Mary, 32*, 104*; Soph., 32, 
104 ; Tho., 32*, 104* 

Price, E. C. H., 32 

Priestley (Prestley, Priestly), Dor., 
85W ; Eliz., 86 ; Francis, 123 ; 
Han., 86*, 86n ; Hen,, 4», 125W ; 
Jas., 86, loi ; Jane, 85* ; Joh., 
86, 86n ; Jon., 85^, 86 w ; Jos., 
15 ; Mary, 15, loi ; Nath., I2n, 
22W, 85*, 85M, 86*, 86n*; Tho., 

22M 



Quick, R., 42 



Sar., 
142 



I34>i, 142*; Sush., 134W*, 



154 



INDEX. 



R 

Rachel, 123 

Ramsbottom, Francis, 21*, 89*; 

^larth., 89*; Mary, 21, 89*, 90 ; 

Rob., 89*, 90; Sam., 21*; 

Sar., 21 
Ramsden, Ann, 94, 95, 115*; Deb., 

logn ; Dor., 134 ; Eliz., 34, 117*, 

134 ; Geo., 35, 95, 134, i34?z ; 

Geoff., 32, 33, 34 ; Han., 95 ; 

Hen., 32, 34 ; Hugh, 32«*, 33*; 

Joh., 34, 35, 91, 94*, 94W*, 95*, 

117*; Lyd., 34, 117*; Marria, 

134 ; Mary, 47W, 87, 87W, 90 ; 
Mercia, 33W ; Ric, 95, 103, 134*, 
134W ; Rob., 34, 87, 103*, io9n, 
117; Rowland, 115, II 5M ; Sam., 
94, 109^2 ; Tho., 34, 95*, 115*, 
117*; Wid., logn ; Will., 33, 35, 
134*; , 9i,95>96 

Rawdon, Lawr., 43^ ; Margery, 43 w 
Rawson, Benj. Currer, 69 ; Cath., 

81 ; Chris., 81*; Emily, 69 ; 

Grace, 37M, 81 ; Jer., 81 ; Joh., 

8. 35. 81 ; Joh. Markland, 35 ; 

Jud., 143 ; Marth., 81 ; Mary 

Anne, 81 ; Mr., 37W ; Rob., 81*; 

Will., 36, 143*, i43« 
Rayner, Will., 5111 
Read, N., 25 
Rhodes, Abr., 85*, 85W ; Dor., 85*; 

Faith, 85, 86; Joh., 85*, 86*; 

Jon., 85 ; Ric, 85*; Sar., 85 
Richard, 88, 113 
Richardson, Hen., 113W ; Joh., 

125*; Sar., 125 
Rigge (Rigg), Abr., 36, 107 ; Chris. 

Taylor, 36, 71, 108*; Eliz., 36, 

107*, 108*, 143 ; Harriet, 36, 

108* ; Joh., 107 ; Jos., 107, 108*, 

143 ; Jos. Pilling, 108, 143 ; 

Mary, 71, 108*, 143*; Sam., 143 ; 

Sam. Taylor, 71*, 108*, 143*; 

Sush., 108, 143 ; Tho., 36*, 107*; 

Will., 36, 107 
Riley (Ryley), Eliz., 135*; Geo., 

135M*; Jer., 135*, 135W ; Mrs., 

135 ; Sar., 135, 135W 
Rishworth, Agn., 49W ; Joh., 49M 
Robinson, E., 42 ; Eliz., 25W ; 

R.S.P., 69 ; Sar., 55;? ; Will., 77 
Rokeby (Rookbve), Joh., 59W ; 

Will., 59 
Rooksby, Rob., 106 
Rossendale (Rossendall), Grace, 

37W*; Jer., 18, 37, 96*; Mary, 

37«* 
Roth well, Will., 66 
Royds, Harriet, 37 ; Joh., 37*; 

Mary, 37 



Rudd, Edw. Joh., 38, 86 ; Eliz. 

Cath., 38, 86 
Rushworth, E. L., 42 
Russel, Eliz., 78 ; Joh., 78 ; Marth., 

78 ; Mary, 78 ; Will., 78* 
Ryan, J., 41 



Sagar, Jos., 38 

Saltmarshe, Will., 81 

Saltonstall, Sir Ric, 126M 

Sarah, 84 

Savile (Savill), Sir Geo., 15 ; Sir 

Hen., 121W ; Hen., 118, ii8n*, 

121W, 125W ; Margery, I2i« ; 

Nich., 23W ; Ric, 118; Rob., 

60W ; Sib., 60W, 1257?; Tho., 

i2in, 125, 1257^* 
Sayer, Mary, 39, 40 ; Tho., 39*, 40 
Scarbrough, Ric, 125 ; Susan, 125 
Scholefield (Schofield, Scofield), 

Benj., 78*, 787* ; Eliz., 93 ; Joh., 

95 ; Ric, 1047* ; Selina, 1047? ; 

W., 42 
Schorey, Geo., 104 ; Ric, 104*; 

Sar., 104 ; Selina, 104, 1047^ 
Scott, Mary, 131 
Selwyn, Will., 4 
Settle, E., 53 

Sharp, Joh., 59;? ; Tho., ^gn 
Sharpies, Jane, 144 
Shaw, W., 41 
Sheffield, Mr., 572 
Simpson, Ann, 95 ; Joh., I35'^ 

135W*; Mary, 135 ; Will., 95 

Skelton, -, 1,2 

Smith, Anna, 97 ; G., 42 ; Isaac, 

ii8n ; Joh., 97*; Mary, 97*; 

Sol., 40 ; Sol. Chas., 40 ; W., 

71 ; Will., 135 
Snedall, Ann, 99 ; Tho., 99 
Sommerscales, Ric, 40 
Soothill, Gerard, 237^*; Isab., 237z 
Speight, Jos., 135* 
Spencer, Ell., ^gn 
Stancliffe, Jas., 136 ; Joh., 136?? ; 

Josh., 144 ; Mary, 136 
Stansfield (Stansfeld), Eliz.. 22 ; 

Jas., 22 n ; Josiah, ii6n ; Mrs., 

25 ; Tim., 257^? 
Starkey, Edm., 142W 
Stawe, Joh., 12 1?^ 
Stead, Eliz., 8in ; Grace, 43 ; Jon., 

42W, 8in ; Jud., 112 ; Mary, 42, 

43, 126*; Naomi, 42, 59, 103 ; 

Ric, 103 ; Sam., 42*, 427?*, 43*, 

437i*, 126*; Val., 42*, 42n, 39*, 

103*, I03« ; Will., ^2n, 103, 103;^ 



INDEX, 



1&5 



Stephenson, Mary, 79 ; Mill, ^gn ; 

Steph., 79 
Sterne, Eliz., 43^ ; Ric, 43??*; 

Simon, 43 
Steward, Mary, 31 ; The. Carr, 31* 
Stockdale, Margt., 43 ; Rob., 30W, 

43 ; . 30M 

Stott, Joh., 83 ; Sar., 83 
Sugden, Alice, loi, loin ; Dan. 

Holgate, 44 ; Grace, 10 1, 10 1;/ ; 

Josh., loi*, loin ; Mr., 44^ 
Sunderland, Jud., 126 ; Mary, 120;;; 

Ric, 126, 126W ; Rob., 126, i26n 
Susanna, 125 
Sutcliffe, A., 42 ; Dav., 118*, 118;?*; 

Han.. 118; J. A., 42; Mary, 

iign ; Sam., 118, ii8n ; Will., 

iign 
Swaine, Han., 86 ; Jos., 86n ; 

Mary, 98 ; Rob., 86*, 86 ;z ; Will., 

98* 
Swainson, Ann, 80 ; Frances. 80 ; 

Will., 80* 
Swift, Abr., 86n ; Mary, 86 /; 
Swire, Ann, 80 ; Jane, 80 ; Joh., 

80*; Rog., 80, 807^ ; Sam., Son 



Tatham, H., 41 

Tattersall (Tattersal), Edm., 82, 

82W ; Joh., 82W ; Jon., 82» ; 

Marth., 82n ; Mary, 82 ; Ric, 

82*, 82H*; Tab., 82M ; Tim., 

82W 
Taylor (Tayler), Ann, 75 ; Bath- 

shua, 75M ; Eliz., 75 ; Geo., 75W ; 

Jos., 136, 136W ; Margt., 136 ; 

Mary, 75, 75W*; Ric, 19, 20, 

75*, 75^^*; Sar., 75*2 ; , 52 

Tew, Tho. Will., 397-^ 
Thomas, 103 
Threapland, Josh., 79* 
Thurston, Joh., 126* 
Thwaites, Esther, 48 ; J., 48 
Tillotson, Archbp., 59 w ; Geo., 

1057^ ; Joh., 45 ; Rob., 4511 
Timothy, 144 
Todd, A., 42 
Tongue, Ann, 136 ; Sar., 136*; 

Will., 136* 
Travers, Gordon Dermer, 46 
Turlay, Tho,, 72 



Uttlcy, Ann, 76*; Eliz., 76 ; Mary 
76 ; Tho., 76*; Will., 76* 



Veitch, Frances, 104 ; Frances 

Margt., 104 ; Pet., 104 
Victoria (Queen), 72 



W 



W., C. G. D., 74 

W.,C. L., 74 

W., J., 119 

Wa — , Ric, 144 

Waddington, Jas., 46*, 47*, 91*, 
92 ; Joh., 46, 47, 91*; Mary, 
46*, 47*, 91*, 92 

Wade, Marv, 4M ; Will., 4)1 

Wadswortli, Ann, 48 ; Deb., 48*; 
Hen., 47;/, 48*; Joh., 47, 48*; 
Marth., 48 ; Mary, 48*; Sam., 
48 ; Sush., 48 ; Tim., 142W 

Wainhouse (Wainehouse, Wayne- 
house), Ann, ii8n, iign, i2jn ; 
Edw., 36, 97, 107, 118, ii8w*, 
I2yn*; Eliz., ii8n, iign, 141W ; 
Joh., 76, 118, 119, 136*, .136M, 
1417^; Jud., 1187^; Marth., 97, 
1187?, 119W; Mary, 118, ii8n*, 
119; Mich., 96, 97*, 126; Ric, 
97, 136*; Sar., 1 197* 

Wainman, Mary, 119 

Walker, Abr., 100 ; Evan Chas. 
Sutherland, 73 ; Grace, 211 ; 
Joh., 100 ; Mary, 100 ; Ric, 27/, 
144, 1447^ ; Sar., 100*; Tho., 2 ; 
Will., 100 ; , 144* 

Walsh, Joh., 77 ; Penel., 77 

Walton, Jas.. 137W 

Ward, Grace, 767^ 

Warrener, W., 42 

Warrington, W., 6i7z*, 627;, 63;^, 73// 

Wason, E. S., 69 

Waterford, Bishp. of, 2477 

Waterhouse (Waterhows, Water- 
howse), Agn., 49 ; Brian, 127^ ; 
Cecily, 51W ; Eliz., 49 ; Ell., 
50, 6o)i ; Grace Eliz., 50 ; 
Gregory, 127, i2yn ; Isaac, 497*, 
132 ; Isab., ^gn ; J., 62*; Joh., 
49*, 497i, 50*, 60*, 6on*, 74, 127 ; 
Mercy, 132, 1327* ; Mich., 517? ; 
Nath., ^n, 51, 127 ; Rach., 52, 
137 ; Ric, 497? ; Rob., 6ow, 
1277? ; S., 62*; Sam,, 52*, 6o7«*, 
74, 137*; Sar., 49, 50 ; Sush., 30 

Watkins, S. T., 41 

Watkinson, Benj., 53 « ; Dr., 53 » ; 
Edw., 52, 537i ; Mary, 52 

Watson, Anne, 95 ; Rowland, 95 

Weatherhead, J., 53 



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INDEX. 



Weddell (Weddal), Dor., 59W ; Joli., 

59n, 142W* 
Weeding, A. J., 69 
Wellington, Duke of, 32, 45, 46, 53, 

69, 69>?, 70* 
Wenman, Ric, 121W ; The, 1217? 
Westmacott, Ric, 8, 35, 36 
West-Symes, E. B., 42 ; Edw. 

Bertram, 54 
Wetherherd (Whetherherd), Chris., 

5, 6 ; Jas., 5*, 6*, 93*; Mary, 5, 

5w, 6*, 93*; Mr., 93 ; Mrs., 93 
Wheelhouse, S., 41 
Whitaker, Abr., 55 ; Dan., 54, 55 ; 

Eliz., 55 ; Han., 54 ; Joh., 55 ; 

Mary, 55, 107 ; Rob., 55 ; Tho., 

55 ; Will., 55* 

Whitehead, Joh., 50/7 

Whiteley, J., 41 

Whitley, Matth., i02n 

Wiglesworth, Jas., 92* 

Wilkinson ( Wilkinsonn) , Ann, 119*; 
Benj., 93; Dr., 121W ; E., 41; 
Elean., 137;^ ; Eliz., i2jn ; Geo., 
127^ ; Han., iign ; Isab., 127W ; 
J., 41; Joh., iign ; Jos., 77^^, 
87, 119*, 127, 127M, 137, 137:^ ; 
Lyd., 127M ; Mary, 105M, 119, 
127M*; Pheb., 81 ; Rob., 55 ; 
S., 42 ; Sar., 127M ; Susan, 
Sush., 119, Iign; The, 81; 
Will., 119 



William, 138, 139*, 144 

Williams, W. C, 61 

Williamson, Joh., 82 ; Tho., 82 

Wilson, Dor., 51M ; Geo., 56 ; Joh., 
56, 128 ; Rob., 121W ; Sar., 140 ; 
W., 41 

Wolfenden, J., 41 

Wood, Ann, 119; Betty, 145; 
Deb., 108, 109, 109M*; Eliz., 56 ; 
Joh., logn ; Jos., 109M, 137*, 
137;? ; Marth., I02w ; Mary, 
logn ; Pheb., logn*; Philis, 
logn*; Ric, 56*, 108*, io8m, 109, 
109W*, 137 ; Rob., 109*, 109M ; 
Sam., 56*, 57, 109*; Sar., 57, 
145W ; Suse, 56 ; Will,, 109;?, 

i37»« ; . 145 

Woodrove, Ann, 24W ; Tho., 2^11 
Woolmer, Barbary, 137 ; Job., 

I37*> 137^ 
Worrel, Han., 115W 
Wright, Francis, ^y ; Jos., 132 ; 

Sar., 57, 120; Will., 57*, 119*, 

120 
Wyllie, A. K., 53 



Zouch, Chas., 15 ; Eliz. Dor., 15 



INDEX LOCORUM. 



Halifax and Halifax Church, being of very frequent occurrence, are not indexed. 
The ancient townships in which they are situated are added, in round lirackets, to 
the names of houses and farms in the old parish of Halifax. 



An asterisk (*) following a page number signifies that the name occurs more than 

ence on that page. 
The letter "n" after a page number signifies that the name is in the notes to the page. 



Abyssinia, 6gn, 70 

Africa, South, 54 ; West, 32, 46 

Agbrigg, I2W 

Allan Gate, Allon Gate (Skircoat), 

ii8n, iign 
Alma, 6gn, 70 
Alverthorpe, 14 
Ardsley, 2 
Armyn, 5877* 
x\shday, Ashdale (Southowram), 16, 

i6n, 17*, 17M*, 116 
Ash Grove (Southowram), 35 



Bairstow, Bairstowe, Barstow, 
Wairstowe (Skircoat), 20, 20« ; 
house, 20W* 

Ball Green (Sowerby), pt 

Bank, the Banke (Southowram), 
118, 1 18«. See also Blaithroyd 

Barmbrough, 20 

Barwick, iin 

Batley, 105W, 12 iw, i25« 

Beestingly Lane (Stainland), 11811 

Benns (Warley), 142W 

Berkshire, 59W 

Biddingden, 12 iw 

Bingley, 120W 

Binroyd (Norland), 126 

Birks Hall (Ovenden), 21, 89 

Black Myres (Northowram), 1197/ 

Blackwood House (Halifax), 83 

Blaithroyd, i i8w. See also Bank 

Blakehill (Northowram), 77M 

Blenheim, 13W 

Bolton, 17, ijn 

Boothsteeds (Warley), 142M 

Boothtown, Booth Town, Booths- 
towne, I2W, 28, 28M, 77, 88w 

Bottoms (Skircoat), 134 

Bo wood (Sowerby), 22 n 

Boy Farm (Skircoat), 22w 

Brackenbed, Bracken Bed (Oven- 
den), 84* 



Bradford, 15, 22w, 37W, 59W, j^n, 
85W, 86w, 103W, 142M ; Hall Ings, 
42 

Bradley (Stainland), 12 iw ; Mill 
(Huddersfield), 130 

Bratby, 82 

Brea, Brear, Over, Upper (North- 
owram), 25U, 77n*, 103, 119 

Brearley, Breareley, Briereley (Midg- 
ley), 23, 23W*, 145W 

Breightmet (Bolton), 17M 

Brier Chapel, 51 

Broadgates, Broad gates. Broad 
Yates, Broadyates (Skircoat), 
118, ii8w, ii9«* 

Broughton, 99 

Brownthirst (Ovenden), Lower, 2n ; 
ITpper, 2w 

Bury, 22W, i2gn 

Butterworth Hall (Rochdale), I22«* 



Gaidar, river, 144^ 

Calico Hall, Callicoe Hall (Halifax), 
30M, 117 

Cam , 92 

Cambridge, 14 ; Christ's coll., 8, 
59M ; Clare hall, 45M ; Jesus 
coll., 58, 123 ; Magdalen coll., 
22 ; St. John's coll., 7. 133 ; St. 
Peter's coll., i8w ; Sidney Sussex 
coll., 7 ; Trin. coll., 17;?, 28«, 120, 
120W, 135, 145W 

Canterbury, 45, 45n*, 59W 

Cape of Good Hope, 35 

Cape Town, 54 

Carmarthen, Caermarthen, iiw, 12 

Castro-knock, 128 

Causey (Warley), 75 u ; head (Hali- 
fax), 51 

Chapel Izod, 127 

Cheshire, 45W 

Clare Hall (Halifax), 31 

Clayhouse (Greetland), 121 n 

Clayton, logn 

Cleckheaton, 130M 



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INDEX. 



Cliff (Skircoat), 20; the Cliffe 

(Warley), ii8w 
Clough House (Hndderslield), 28, 

2811 
Cold Blow, 26 
Colesford, i2in 
Coley, 17M, 48, yyn, 86;;*, 109;;, 126, 

126;;, 133 ; chapel, 31, 77;; ; hall, 

49W 
Conisborough, 6o;? 
Copley, 125, 125;; ; yate, 122M 
Craven, 28, 28w, 31;?, 58;?., 63, 113, 

117 
Cromwellbottom, Cromwelbotham, 

Crumblebottom (Southowram), 

1677, 23, 23W., 88;;, 144;^ 
Cross Hills, Crossbill (Halifax), 15, 

115W 
Crosstone Chapel, 5 1 
Crow Nest, Cro\vnest (Hipper- 
holme), 27, 73, 100 
Cumberland, 55;; 



D 



Damhead (Northowram), 3;; 

Darcey Hay (Skircoat), 75 

Darrington, 105;? 

Darton, 55 w 

Denton (Lane), lyn 

Deptford, 25 

Derbyshire, 82 

Desborough, 133 

Dewsbury, 124^* 

Doctor House (Rochdale), i22« 

Donaghadee, 123 

Doncaster, 20 

Dove House (Southowram), 79 

Down Hall (Essex), 4 

Driffield, iin 

Dublin, 26, 59, 59W, 127 ; St. 

Patrick's cath., 128 
Duncrivie, 27 



Edgmund (Salop), 33 

Edston, i2in* 

Elland, 6n, ^2n*, 33^, 35*, 75;; ; 

chap., 51 ; church, 35, 109M ; hall, 

105* 
ElmeTree, Elmtree (Halifax), 115W* 
Elvington, 43M 
England, 69 
Essex, 4 

Ewood (Midgley), 11, iin 
Exley (Southowram), 94, 95, 105, 

121*, i2in*, 131 ; hall, 105^, 

121M* 



; Fallowroyde (Wadsworth), 36, 107 

' Farnborough, 43W 

! Field, Feild (Northowram), loSn, 

i 109M* 

I Fixby, lyn 

' Fold (Northowram), 137M 



G 



Georgia, 133 

Gold Coast, 46 

Grand Bassam, 46 

Green Royd (Skircoat), 32, 104 

Greetland, 32, 33W, 34, iiin, i2in 

Gunthwaite, 60 



H 



Haigh Hall, 124W 

Haighouse (Warley), 1^211 

Halifax, Alms houses, 5W*; Bowram 
top, 135 ; Bull close, Bulclose, 21, 
114 ; Clarendon place, 64 ; Cloth 
hall, 43W ; Cowgreen, ii6n ; 
Crown street, 43M ; Free school, 
52, 58W, 64 ; Hall end, 95 ; Hat- 
ter's close, 52 ; Holy Trinity 
Church, jn, 22, 22;^, 96, 114 ; 
Infirmary, 40 ; Lower goale, ^n ; 
Northgate end chapel, S^n ; Piece 
hall, 44« ; Sidelins, 115;; ; Square 
chapel, 22 w ; Tongue close, 11 5« 

Hampshire, Hants.. 43^, 135 

Harrock Hall (Lane), 35 

Haugh End (Sowerby), 45 w 

Headingley, S^n 

Headley, 26 

Heath (Skircoat), 14, 22n*, 64, 947; , 
95*; school, I2W, 55W, jGn. 
See also Halifax, Free school ; 
hall (Norland), j^n 

Heptonstall chapel, church, 36, 51, 
107 

Heywood, 22;; 

High Legh (Cheshire), 24;!* 

High Sunderland (Northowram), 

132 

Hill (Warley), 83 

Hipperholme, Hiperholme, Hipper- 
holm, 27, 29, 55W, 57, jjn, 103*, 
io3«, II2W, i32«, 135, 135W, 
14IW*; school, 22n 

Holbeck, 56 

Holdsworth (Ovenden), 2w, 47, 48 ; 
house, 47W 

Hollington, 38 



INDEX. 



159 



Hollins, the Hollins (Warley), 82*, 

134"* 
Hollin Well (Norland), 75M 
Holme House (Warley), 100* 
Honley, Honly, 125, 128 
Hope Hall (Halifax), 46, 47, 91, 92 
Hopwood Hall (Halifax), i 
Horbury, 25 w 
Horley Green (Northowram), 105, 

105W*, 10611 
Houghshaw (Halifax), 102 
Howkans, Howkins (Northowram), 

85W ; farm, 52 
I Huddersfield, 287^, 33M, 52, 84, 109, 

\ ^ 130 
• -^ Hull, 28, 106 

Humberston, 22 w 

Hunslet, 54W ; hall, 5312 



Ilkley, 58W. See also Olicana 

Illingworth, 47M, 48 ; chap., 12;?, 51 

India, 69* 

Inkerman, 69W, 70 

Ipswich, 24;^ 

Ireland, 26, 59W, 123, 128 

Ivehouse (Warley), 142M 



Jamaica, 108, 143 
Jaynest (Warley), 142^ 



K 



Kebroyd, Kib-royd (Soyland), 135, 

135" 
Keddington, 45?? 
Kendal, iim, 115 
Kent, 25, 54n, 120M 
Kighley, 95 
Kilburn, 22« 

Kin Cross (Skircoat), 132W 
Kingston, 108, 143 
Kirk Sandal, 59?/* 
Kirk Smeaton, 105;?. 
Koutais, 133 
Kumassi, 45 



Lambeth, 45 

Lancashire, Lane, co. Lane, co. of 

Lancaster, 17, ijn, 35, 88w, i29« 
Landimer, Landmore (Shelf), 83, 

102, I02W, 103 



Landshead, Lands Head (Northow- 
ram), I2W, 16, lyn, 8in 

Lane Ends (Skircoat), 75 

Law Hill (Southowram), no 

Lee Bank Bottom (Ovenden), 88 

Lee Bridge (Ovenden), 87 

Leeds, iin, 47W, 53 w, 56, iipi ; 
Vicar lane, 54 w 

Lewes, St. Pancras Priory, Mon. de 
Pangeraci, 74, 74;z 

Leyden, ign, 12411 

Lightcliffe, Lighcliffe, 35W, 100, 
103M ; chapel, 51 

Lincolnshire, 22n 

Lisbon, 10*, 114* 

Littlebrook (? Littleborough), 94^ 

Little Chart, 54^ 

Little Horton, ign 

Little Lever, 1 7 

Liverpool, 35 

London, 4, 16, 28, 32, 36, 37W, 38, 
40, 46, 53, 55, 6in, 62n, 63, 68*, 
73M, 90 ; Bartholomew close, 
II I w ; Lincoln's Inn, 45 w ; Middle 
Temple, 44*; Regent str., 50 ; 
St. Giles in the Fields, 59W ; St. 
Martin's lane, 25 ; St. Mich. 
Bassishaw church, 54, 55 ; St. 
Paul's cath., 45«*; So. Audley 
str., 8, 35, 36 ; Tower hill, 42^ 

Long Preston, 31M, 117 

Luddenden chapel, 51, 53 



M 



Malvern, 7 

Manchester, 5, 39 

Maningham, 142W 

Marsh (Southowram), 134W, I42« 

Mayroyd (Wadsworth), 39 

Mearclough Bottom, Mear Clough 

Bottom (Skircoat), ii8«, ugn ; 

mill, 75w; (Norland), 119M 
Meath, 59, 59M 
Medley, see Methley. 
Medley House (Northowram), 119W 
Melton, 106 

Methley, Medley, 34, 12 1« 
Micklthwait, 120W 
Midgley, 11, 54M, 142^ 
Mirfield, 52 
Mixenden, 2« 
Moot Hall (Halifax), 6o« 
Morley, i2n 
Munich, 68* 
Murgatroyd (Warley), 13W, 134. 

134^?, 142*, I42M 



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INDEX. 



N 



Naina Tal, 69 

Narva, 78 

Newcastle upon Tyne, 57 

New Cross, 25, 25^ 

New Hall, Newhall (Elland), 24^ ; 

(Norland), 75M 
Norland, 75, j^n*, gon, 126, 126W, 

136 ; hall, 136^ ; Old hall, 75W ; 

town, 75M 
Northamptonshire, 133 
North Bridge (Northowram), 93, 

105W, 135 

Northowram, Northouram, North- 
ouran, Northourum, North Ow- 
ram, Northowrom, Northowrome, 
3w, 6n, i2n*, 16, 17, ijn, 60, 77W*, 
78W*, 79, Sim, 85W, 86*, 88, 88w, 
93, 100, loon, 103, 105, 105W*, 
109, 109M*, iiyn, 119, II97^, 
132W*, 137^*, 144 ; chap., lyn ; 
hall, 10*, 114* 

Norton, 130 

Norwich, 59U*, 135W 

Nostell, Nostel, St. Oswald's priory, 
iiw, 12 

Nuttall (Hey wood), 2211 



Okurike, 32 

Olicana, 58, 58M. See also Ilkley. 

Ossett, 6n 

Otley, 131 w 

Ovenden, Ouenden, 2w, I2w, 13W, 
21*, 22n, 40M*, 41, 81*, 84, 84n, 
85, 85M*, 87, 87M, 88, 88m,95,io9w, 
ii2n*, 116, 132, 138, 138W 

Overbrea, see Brea, Over 

Oxford. 5gn, 63, 94W ; Line, coll., 
33 ; Magdalen hall, 32/^ 121 n ; 
Mertoncoll., 34, I2in*; New coll., 
I III 

Oxfordshire, 12 im 



Peacock House (Warley), 47W, 142W 
Pikehouse, Pykehouse (Rochdale), 

88w, 94W 
Place (Southowram), 25 « 
Priestley (Hipperholme), 77« 
Pudsey, 75M 
Pye Nest (Skircoat), 63, 136 



Q 



Quarles (Wharlers in Northowram), 
logn 



Rands, Ranns (Northowram), 
Lower, 60, 6ow, 132 ; Upper, 6ow 

Rastrick chap., 51 

Rawfolds, 130 

Riddlesden, Ridlesden, Ruddlesden, 
lyi, 142W ; hall, 142 

Riding (Ovenden), 21 

Ripon, iiw, 72; cath., 19; St. 
John's hospital, 19 ; St. Mary 
Magdalen's hospital, ii)i, 19 

Ripponden chap., 51 

Rochdale, 42W, 97, ii6«, 122W 

Rotherham, 5912 

Rowley, 131 

Ruddlesden Hall, see Riddlesden 
Hall 

Russia, 78 

Rydeings (Warley), 142W 



St. David's, iin, 12 

St. Leonard's on Sea, 38 

Salop, 33 

Salterhebble,88*; All Saints' church, 
108* 

Sandal-magna, 15 

Sapling Grove (Skircoat), 52 

Savile Green (Halifax), 107 

Savile Hall (Halifax), 38, 87 

Sawhill (Sowerby), 132 

Sawley, 13;? 

Scar (Norland), 75M 

Scarhead (Norland), 75 m 

Scotland, 27, 62 

Sebastopol, Sebastopooi, 6gn, 70 

Seringapatam, 69 u 

Shaw, Shay (Halifax), 4 ; Upper, 
42M ; (Norland), 75M 

Shawbooth (Warley), 142M 

Shaw Hill, ShawhOl. Shay Hill 
(Skircoat), 18, 37W*, 95M, 96, iii, 
1 1 8m, 122 

Shaw Lodge (Skircoat), 65* 

Shaw Sike, Lower (Halifax), 42M 

Shelf, 83 

Shibden, Shepeden, Shipden, 60, 
60M, 84, 108*. 137 ; hall (South- 
owram), 25, 25)1*, 6on, 85, 90*, 
90«*, 91*. 91M, 133 

Shipley, 18*, 37M, 143 

Siddall Hall (Southowram), 103, 131 



INDEX. 



161 



Simon's Bay, 35 
Skipton, 5M 

Skircoat, Scircoat, Skircoate, Skir- 
cote, 18, 20, 2on*, 21*, 22«*, 36, 

37". 43W, 49, 52, 55. 65, 75*. 76*, 
j6n, 83?;, 87W, 95, 96, 99, 105*, 
107, 113, 114M, 118, ii8m*, 122, 
131, 134, I34n, 136*, 136M, 137, 
139M*, 140, 14IM 

Slead Hall (Hipperholme), 13*, 14*, 
109, no 

Smethurst Hall (Bury), 129^2 

Southampton, iin 

Southowram, Southouram, South- 
ourum, Southowrom, 16, 17, lyn, 
•z^n, 88w, 94* 94W*, 95, 103, 105W, 
no, ii3«. 131, 138, 138W, I4in, 
144;/ 

Southsea, 135 

Southwark, 107* 

Southwell cath., 19 ; Oxton preb., 
secunda pars, iin 

Sowerby, ^n, 22m, 26*, 45, 451?, 
ii6«, 132, 142W ; chap., 3, 51 ; 
Croft (Norland), 75, 75« ; Dean, 
Dene (Sowerby), 120, 120M, I32n, 
135W 

Sowerby Bridge, 75 ; chap., 51 

Soyland, 4^, iiiw, 135 

Sparkhouse (Norland), y^n 

Spring Hall (Halifax), 2, 65, 66 

Stainland, 64, ii8« 

Stanbury Hall (Norland), 75;! 

Staningly Hall (Ovenden), 2n 

Staups, Stawpes, Stawps, Stowps 
(Northowram), 108*, io8w*, 109*, 
109;/* 

Stock-lane (Warley), 82 

Stockton upon Tees, 130 

Storth, 109 

Studley, 75;/ 

Stump Cross (Northowram), 117 

Suffolk, 45« 

Sunnybank (Greetland), iii«* 

Swift Place (Soyland), iiiw 



Tewkesbury, 24W 

Thick Hollins (Greetland), 33n 

Thirsk, 98W 

Thorpe Arch, io6k 

Thornes, iign 

Thornhill, 6m 

Thornton (in Craven), 18;?, 38, 5811, 

112)2, 113 
Tilston, 45W 
Trimingham (Skircoat), 11 8m, 119M 



W 



Wadsworth, 36, 107 

Wairstowe House, see Bairstowe 

House 
Wakefield, 33M, 84*; cath., 146 ; 

dio., 146 
Walterclough, Walter Clough(South- 

owram), 115M, 144, i44«*; Upper, 
144 
Warley, Warly, 2ow, 25n, j^jn, 54M, 

75M, 82*, 82n*, 83, 100, ii8m*, 

134, 136;?, 142, 142M 
Washer Lane (Skircoat), 137 
Waterford, 24?/ 
Waterloo, Gqn 
Wavertree, 35 
Welburne, 121*/ 
Well Head, Wellhead (Halifax). 50, 

74*. 91* 
Westercroft (Northowram), 85M, 86n 
West Field (Halifax), 66 
West Parke (Kilburn), 22n 
Wharlers, see Quarles 
Whitbv, 22 w 
Whitkirk, 28/2, 
Whitley, 125^ 
Widdington, 59;; 
Wisiginton, 128 
Willow Hall (Skircoat), 10, 20«, 21, 

85M, 114 ; Lower, 20 
Will Royd (Northowram), 79 
Wiltshire, i02« 
Winchester, iim 
Winteredge (Hipperholme), 86» 
W^ood Hall (Skircoat), 43M 
Woodhouse (Skircoat), ^^n, 51M 
Woodside (Northowram), 67 
Woolley, 23, 24;? 
Worcestershire, i8;? 
Wyke, 607/ 



York, I, 2, IIM, 19, 247/, 28, 28n, 

33". 37, 43. 43>^. 52, 59*. 59«. 
75M, 77M, 82M, 85M, 07, io9«, ii8m, 
124M, 12777*, 1347/ ; Bishophill, 
the Younger, 43 ; Minster, 19 ; 
Driffield preb. in, iin ; Oswald- 
wick preb. in, 117? ; St. Mich, le 
Belfrey, 124W 
Yorkshire, co. of York, Yorks., 17, 
34, 59M, 128 ; West Riding of, 49n 



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